San Marcos, Calif-based University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) recently named Ellen Lowe, PhD, chair of its Institute of Physical Therapy. In the new assignment, Lowe will be responsible for coordinating all physical therapy programs with a focus on curricula, outcomes assessment, and accreditation.

According to a media release from USA, Lowe has more than 40 years of clinical experience and 18 years of instructional experience. The university also note that its new Institute of Physical Therapy chair has practiced in treatment settings that span acute care, outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing facilities, hand therapy, and pediatrics.

In 2007, Lowe reportedly worked as an assistant professor at A.T. Still University in Missouri and as an instructor for the Apollo Education Group in Phoenix.

The university media release notes that Lowe received her PhD in health sciences with an emphasis on health research from Touro University International. She also reportedly received her master of health sciences degree from the University of Indianapolis, and a bachelor of science in Physical Therapy from Boston University. Lowe is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor and a graduate of APTA’s Education Leadership Institute Fellowship. She is also a member of APTA’s Education sections.

[Source: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences]