Join us for a weekend of events celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Department of Physical Therapy!

Therapeutic Alliance: Managing Chronic Conditions in Patients with Addiction and Mental Health Issues (0.5 CEUs)

Friday, September 22, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This course explores the vital role of the therapeutic alliance in effectively managing chronic health conditions in patients grappling with addiction and mental health issues. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of addiction on the body, the influence of psychological trauma and adverse childhood experiences on physical health, and the significance of therapeutic alliance for health professionals.

For more information and to register:

USD Physical Therapy Evening Social

Friday, September 22, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Old Lumber Company

Heavy appetizers will be served and there will be drawings for prizes!

To register, use the form below.

USD Physical Therapy Breakfast and Tours

Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Breakfast, meet Charlie Coyote, brief presentation (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; SCSC South Parking Access)
  • Guided tours of the Sanford Coyote Sports Center (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
  • Guided tours of Lee Medicine and [Name of New Health Sciences Building here], including Gross Anatomy Lab and Simulation Spaces (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Guided campus tours (walking or by Charlie Cart (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

To register, use the form below.

Contribute to Our Commemorative Photo Deck

  • Add your digital photos to the shared folder here:
    • Use “Class of XXXX” in your photo name
  • OR – email your photos to
    • Subject: Photo Deck
    • Use “Class of XXXX” in your photo name.