ATLANTA – Dr. Daniel Dale, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy in Mercer University’s College of Health Professions, began his term as president of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia at the close of the association’s annual meeting held March 21-24 in Atlanta.
The Physical Therapy Association of Georgia represents more than 2,200 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students, and is a chapter within the American Physical Therapy Association.
“Dr. Dale’s experience on multiple committees and in leadership positions within the state and national association has prepared him well for this position,” said Dr. Jeannette Anderson, clinical associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. “His knowledge, thoughtful consideration of issues and diligence will serve the members of the Association well.”
Dr. Dale joined Mercer’s faculty in 2017, and he currently serves as assistant director of clinical education in the Department of Physical Therapy. Within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, he teaches courses in service-learning and clinical education, health policy, and assists in courses throughout the curriculum that benefit from his knowledge and skill set.
Dr. Dale earned his Bachelor of Science in exercise and health science from Kennesaw State University and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Armstrong State University. He is a certified lymphedema specialist and has extensive experience managing patients with traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries, non-traumatic neurologic injuries, and wounds.
About the College of Health Professions
Mercer University’s College of Health Professions is composed of five disciplines: physical therapy, physician assistant studies, public health, clinical psychology, and athletic training. The College offers a doctoral-level physical therapy program, master’s-level physician assistant program, bachelor’s- and master’s-level public health programs, doctoral-level program in clinical psychology, and master’s-level athletic training program. The Department of Physical Therapy offers residencies in orthopaedic, neurologic and cardiovascular/pulmonary physical therapy; a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy; and an onsite clinic. Each program is housed in a department that provides students with comprehensive didactic courses taught by an extraordinary faculty and extensive clinical experience enhanced by outstanding service-learning opportunities. For more information, visit chp.mercer.edu.