Précis for Research Article on Low Back Pain

This is a list of five major sources I will use for my research article on low back pain. I will cite my sources in APA format due to the scientific nature of the works. Hasenbring, M., Rusu, A., & Turk, D. (2012). From acute to chronic back pain : Risk factors, mechanisms, and clinical implications. […]

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Applied Project and Research Article Prospectus and Timeline

Applied Project Prospectus and Timeline For my applied project, I intend to combine a collection of hikes around the Plymouth area, which I will experience myself, into a helpful guide to teach and encourage people to get out and hike. The Plymouth area companies many trails and mountains, which can be overwhelming for someone who […]

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Research Article and Applied Project

1) I am working on the topic of non-clinical careers in physical therapy because I want to find out other working opportunities that people may be unaware of in order to help my reader understand better the range of opportunity with a Physical Therapy Degree. As a prospective DTP student, I want to explore more […]

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Open Pedagogy

This week’s readings in my Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar revolved around the model of open education and open pedagogy. Two ideas that I never gave much thought. Growing up, the only method I have been taught by is through textbooks and lectures. I’ve never felt the need to physically engage in learning, never mind teaching or […]

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Important Things I have learned This Semester

Throughout this semester I have studied and grown more passionate for disciplines that I was never intrigued by in previous years. Biological Science I and General Psychology have provided me with a great amount of knowledge in their respective disciplines. Both of these courses are pre-requisites that I will need when applying to physical therapy […]

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IDS Seminar Final

Coming into the Interdisciplinary Studies seminar, I honestly had no clue what to expect. I was unsure of what the course would cover and how we would cover it. I had no clue that it would lead us into making our own websites where we would share and collaborate ideas among our peers. Interdisciplinary Studies […]

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PLN Portfolio

A personal learning network (PLN), is a way of learning and networking among people in your field of interest. Social media websites are often used to create a learning network among professionals. For my PLN, I created a Twitter account. Twitter is excellent for being able to connect, communicate, learn, and share with other people. […]

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Interview Assignment

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Ryanne Carmichael who is the Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Physiology at Plymouth State University. Dr. Carmichael is one of my content advisors and has been an instructor for some of my classes in the Exercise and Sport Physiology department. My interest in interviewing her originated […]

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Review of an Interdisciplinary Scholarly Article

Being an Interdisciplinary Studies major has allowed me to see the benefits of interdisciplinarity first-hand. It has also expanded my knowledge of how it can be worked in and benefit students of different grade levels. One of my original thoughts has been that interdisciplinary methods of teaching should be introduced to students once they become […]

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IDS Program Statement: Pre-Physical Therapy

Here is a copy of my IDS Program Statement that was recently approved! The major I intend to graduate with from Plymouth State University is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Pre-Physical Therapy. This program includes a combination of Exercise and Sport Physiology classes with many general science courses that are necessary pre-requisites […]

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