Trine DPT student chosen as APTA Core Ambassador

Cameron BuzzardA first-year student in Trine University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has been selected as a Core Ambassador for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Cameron Buzzard, from Warren, Indiana, will help promote student engagement in APTA by serving as a link between the organization’s Student Assembly Board of Directors and students in physical therapy or physical therapy assistant programs throughout the state.

Responsibilities will include facilitating email communication between the directors and faculty contacts at academic programs, presenting APTA membership applications and taking part in an advocacy project.

Core Ambassadors are selected from APTA membership through a competitive application process. Ambassadors are chosen based on academic standing, leadership and organizational skills, and passion for the advancement of the physical therapy profession.

APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.