The Department of Physical Therapy is located in the Samuel Read Hall building on the primary campus of Plymouth State University. The building is named after Samuel Read Hall (wikipedia), and the Department hopes to live up to his name as it strives to excel in educating and hopes to be part of the transformation of physical therapy education. The building is located conveniently on Highland Street across from the Lamson Library and the Boyd Science Center, just a short walk to the Hartman Union Building (HUB), the AllWell Center, and downtown Plymouth NH.
The Department is equipped with a 1000 square foot smart classroom/lab (SRH 114) which includes storage for models and equipment used during courses and is available for DPT student use during non DPT course offerings; a 1000 square foot teaching / clinical lab (SRH215); a 250 square foot clinic lab (SRH 208) equipped with remote viewing cameras for unobtrusive faculty / student observation from the 250 square foot conference room (SRH213). There are an additional 4 small clinic labs (approximately 220 square feet each): Pediatric Lab (SRH 222), the Acute Dynamic Assessment in PT (ADAPT) Lab (SRH 217), and two movement/mobility labs (SRH 203 and 206). Private Faculty and Administrative offices are clustered near a small lounge, the lab and problem based learning room.
The Department has been spatially organized to realize its Educational Philosophy for academic excellence, learner-centered teaching, experiential learning, applied research and regional service. The goal during development has been a space that allows for program flexibility and adaptability with Faculty being highly accessible to students, while being scholars and visionary leaders in the profession, serving as mentors constantly and consistently educating through modeling the behaviors and attributes that we hope to see develop in future graduates.