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Department Awards
(Past Recipients)

The Department of Physical Therapy is proud of our outstanding students, educators and alumni. Each year, the department presents the following awards for exemplary service to and performance in our Physical Therapy programs.

Faculty Award: Recognizes a student that is selected by the faculty whose personal qualities are deemed to be most valuable to the Physical Therapy profession. These qualities include: initiative, cooperation, integrity, and leadership.

Director’s Award: Recognizes a student who has made special contributions to the UD PT Program by giving of his or her time and effort to improve the program and helping the Director and the faculty to fulfill the mission of education, scholarship, and service.

Scholarship Award: Acknowledges a student who has achieved the highest level of academic excellence as demonstrated by the highest grade point average for the class.

Cossoy Award: is for an individual outside of the Department that has made an extraordinary contribution to the University of Delaware PT Program. The award is named for the founding director of the UD PT program, Barbara Cossoy.

Catherine Dozier Kohlenstein Clinical Educator’s Award: Recognizes a clinical educator who has made an outstanding contribution to the clinical education component of our department over the past year or has made an important and sustained contribution to clinical education for several years. This award is named in honor of the Cathy Dozier Kohlenstein, the first person to receive this award. Cathy graduated from our MPT program and supervised many of our student interns. Cathy passed away in December of 2002.

Alumni Award: For an alumnus who has demonstrated outstanding support to the Physical Therapy Department.

Sports Fellowship Award: For completion of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. (August 1 – July 31)

Orthopaedic Fellowship Award: For completion of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. (Jan 1 – Dec 31)


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