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Julie Hartmann

"For my visits to ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute and what I hear from our students who do clinical training there, it is evident they're an excellent group. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for physical therapy or sports medicine."

In today’s job market having professional experience along with a college degree is no longer just a plus for new graduates, it’s almost a necessity. Julie Hartmann of Gannon University helps make sure graduates are ready to immediately step into professional therapy positions.

“As academic coordinator of clinical education for Gannon’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, I assist our students in receiving their clinical training by setting up placements in physicians’ offices, hospitals and therapy centers,” Julie says. “Our internship with ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute is among the best. Our students who rotate through ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute always have very positive things to report about their experience at ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute.”

When an organization is accepted into Gannon University’s internship program, physicians and therapists like those at ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute become instructors, providing the clinical training for the students that is reflected in the Institute of ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute’s name.

Julie says several things go into a successful internship program:

  • an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.
  • instructors who are approachable and voluntarily explain procedures and answer questions.
  • a willingness to accept several students and allow them to switch sites in order to gain a variety of experiences.
  • openĀ  communications between the clinical education provider and the university.

“ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute excels in all of these areas and more,” Julie says. “We value greatly our partnership with ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute. Our students always have very good things to say about the people and programs there.”

Julie Hartmann
Gannon University
9/15/10