The School of Health Professions mission includes improving people’s lives through cutting-edge clinical practice. Below are three innovative ways we are increasing access for patients as well as providing hands-on training to our students. With plans for future expansion, our school will continue on this mission.
Faculty-Led Physician Assistant Practice
In 2016, the School of Health Professions partnered with New Jersey Medical School and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to create the – first-of-its-kind in the nation – faculty-led physician assistant practice. With a focus on orthopedics and neurosurgery, the five faculty members perform consultations, provide pre- and post-operative care, assist in surgery, and manage patients in the outpatient setting. The PAs also engage in clinical education, including acting as preceptors for Rutgers PA students. The practice aims to “lower wait times and improve the continuity of care for patients” according to Ryan White, the physician assistant program Assistant Director,or Clinical Education and Practice. Read more.
Newark Therapy Services
Our Focus is Function!
The mission of Newark Therapy Services (NTS), since 1996, is to provide the highest quality physical and occupational services to students with special needs. NTS’s goal for each client is to achieve maximum function and participation in educational environments and to improve each client’s quality of life with an ultimate goal of community integration.The practice provides evaluations, individual and group treatment, pre-school programming and educational presentations to school staff.
Our 41 clinicians have faculty appointments in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and are licensed by the State of New Jersey. All of our supervisors have advanced degrees.
The faculty practice is administered by: Director – Christine Cronin, PT, DPT, MBA, PCS
If you are interested in a clinical position, contact Chris Cronin at 973-972-0186.
Free Community Participatory Physical Therapy Clinic
Our Community Participatory Physical Therapy Clinic (CPPTC) has served the community of Newark since 2011. It is supervised by a licensed physical therapist and student volunteers from the entry-level Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Rutgers SHP. The clinic’s goals and objectives are developed in conjunction with the community’s self- identified health needs and goals and within the scope of physical therapy practice. The clinic serves the community’s health needs that are within the scope of physical therapy practice. Physical therapy, health and wellness education and referral to community resources is provided to patients, clients and participants at no cost. Read more.