Alison McKenzie smiling headshotWe are proud to share that DPT Professor Alison McKenzie has received the highly regarded Catherine Worthingham Fellowship from the American Physical Therapy Association. This honor is eligible to APTA physical therapist members or life member physical therapists who have demonstrated unwavering efforts to advance the physical therapy profession for more than 15 years.

The namesake of the fellowship, Catherine Worthingham, PT, PhD, FAPTA, was a change agent who was effective, respectful, and honest, and motivated others to make an impact within the physical therapy profession. She was also a visionary who demonstrated leadership across the domains of advocacy, education, practice, and research. The purpose of the Catherine Worthingham Fellow designation, or FAPTA, is to honor her and inspire all physical therapists to attain the high level of professional excellence and impact in terms of advancing the profession she exemplified. The FAPTA designation is the highest honor among APTA’s membership categories.

Professor McKenzie certainly has all these qualities. She is the 2nd faculty member at Chapman to receive this distinguished award, the first being DPT Professor Venita Lovelace-Chandler, who received the award last year.

Dean Janeen Hill remarks, “This is such an impressive feat and honor that Professor McKenzie has earned. It is a great example of how talented the faculty are in Chapman’s DPT program. I congratulate her on this amazing award and look forward to her many contributions as a revered member of Crean College’s faculty.”

In addition to receiving this award Professor McKenzie also was honored with the Royce P. Noland Award of Merit in 2022, which acknowledges achievement and exceptional accomplishment in advancing the education, practice and research of physical therapy.   She will be on hand to present the Noland Lecture and will discuss “The Future of Physical Therapy: Fight or Flight?” on October 8th at the CPTA Annual Conference. Congratulations Professor McKenzie!

Alison getting an award.