Dr. Beth Norris Selected as the New Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy
- Author: Monday, August 26th, 2019
The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Beth Norris, Ph.D., PT, OCS has been selected to serve as the new chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Norris has served as the Interim Chair of the Department since July 2018 and has been with the university for six years.
Dr. Tania Basta, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services stated, “Dr. Norris has done a fantastic job as Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy this past year and I am confident her dedication to the program, department, and CHHS will serve us well in the upcoming years. The DPT program will be going through reaccreditation next year, Dr. Norris’s leadership and experience will be valuable throughout the entire process. I look forward to having her join the CHHS leadership team.”
With a distinguished background, she has 29 years of clinical experience; primarily in the area of outpatient orthopaedics. A significant portion of her clinical practice has included management and leadership responsibilities for individual and multi-site outpatient facilities. Dr. Norris has more than 10 years of university experience and currently teaches Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Spine Assessment and Intervention, Fundamentals of Therapeutic Exercise, and the Research Sequence I-III.