Responsible for teaching pediatric physical therapy, Terrie Millard serves in the DPT program here at UNG.
I earned my undergraduate degree in physical therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia. I graduated from Emory University with a master of medical science with a specialty in neuroscience degree and the doctorate degree in physical therapy.
My current responsibilities include teaching pediatric physical therapy and neurology courses in the DPT program here at UNG. Being here at UNG provides me with the best of many worlds – I can provide physical therapy to children, remain current in scientific research, and teach others to be engaged in this field.
Teaching future physical therapists to improve other people’s lives in a kind and compassionate manner interests me the most about my field. I feel that I have a greater impact through teaching many therapists to offer exceptional care to each and every patient.
I’m involved in a variety of research and service projects with a focus on improving care. This is accomplished partially through student service learning projects, such as the Gold Dust Riders, where I am able to emphasize the importance of applying basic scientific principles and research in clinical settings. My pro bono work also inspires me and keeps me actively engaged in treatment.
It is always a highlight when I am able to show UNG students how to interact with our community and that their service makes a huge difference in the lives of people. Hopefully, their experiences in giving back to our community will stay with them throughout their careers.
I hope that all my students will always be accepting of individuals with different abilities and realize the magnitude with which they impact lives. I also try to instill in them a love of lifelong learning with an awareness of current and basic scientific interventions.
Several community service projects are open to participation to anyone who may have interest in volunteering. Links to the service projects: Russell’s Racers and Gold Dust Riders are available on the department webpage:
A link to Durable Medical Equipment of Georgia (DMEG) is https://sites.google.com/site/dmegatngcsu/