Trine, Parkview Announce Partnership

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Trine University in Angola says it will partner with Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health on the school's new physical therapy doctorate program. Trine President Earl Brooks says the collaboration will provide students with clinical experiences and internships.

November 21, 2013

News Release

Angola, Ind. -- Parkview Health and Trine University are partnering to offer Trine's new physical therapy program, the two organizations announced this morning at a press conference in the Carew Medical Park Atrium.

"We're excited to team with Parkview Health to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program," said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. "The partnership of Parkview Health and Trine's School of Health Studies affords our students professional, clinical experiences and internships. We are grateful for Parkview's commitment to Trine and the region by helping to bring a physical therapy doctorate program to the area."

"Trine's dedication to offering health-care focused educational opportunities is an important step in the right direction as we try to provide the appropriate services for a growing demand within our industry," said Michael Packnett, CEO and president, Parkview Health. "The Carew Medical Park is a perfect home for this new program and is just one of many great educational opportunities to come."

The Randallia campus of Parkview Health (www.parkview.com), 1819 Carew St., is the home of Trine's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The facility will include state of the art anatomy labs, clinical labs and classrooms. Students will also enjoy study space, dining amenities and adjacent garage parking.

Guest speakers at the conference included Brooks, Packnett and Tom Henry, Fort Wayne mayor.

For more information about Trine’s new Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, visit trine.edu/DPT. Trine is currently enrolling students for fall 2014, which is when the program begins.

Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees in programs to students in engineering, mathematics, science, informatics, business, teacher education, communication, criminal justice, golf management, social sciences, and various other fields of study. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 21 varsity sports. Its golf program includes the university-owned 18-hole championship Zollner Golf Course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org), Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Ind., and education resource centers throughout Indiana, Arizona and Michigan.

Source: Trine University