Doctor of Physical Therapy program names Myers as new chair/director

Dr. Bradley Myers has been appointed as the new chair/director of the Campbell University Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Health Fitness in Preventive and Rehabilitative Programs from Central Michigan University, Myers pursued a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Duke University and a Doctor of Science in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy from Andrews University. He is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and is Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

Myers’ clinical experience includes the management of complex musculoskeletal dysfunctions throughout the body. His research interests include the appropriate application of manual therapy techniques with exercise interventions within orthopaedic dysfunctions, and the identification of motor control dysfunctions as a precursor/result of musculoskeletal impairments.

Myers joined the Campbell DPT program in 2017. His initial responsibilities included leading coursework in musculoskeletal/orthopedic physical therapy along with therapeutic exercise and clinical reasoning. He most recently served as an associate professor and interim chair/director for the DPT program. During the interim period, Myers was instrumental in leading the department in its preparations for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) site visit.

Dr. Scott Sawyer, assistant director of the Physical Therapy program, has been with the DPT program since 2013. Sawyer works closely with Myers and noted, “Dr. Myers has a unique ability to look at physical therapy education and view how our DPT department can meet the demands of the physical therapy profession.” Sawyer continued by stating that he and the rest of the department are confident in Myers’ ability to grow the program and increase its name recognition across the country.

Dr. Wesley Rich, associate dean for Health Sciences and chair of the DPT chair search committee shared, “We are very excited that Dr. Myers is assuming this crucial leadership role in the College! He has been instrumental in developing and maintaining a rigorous curriculum for the DPT program. Dr. Myers is highly regarded for his clinical expertise as well as his dynamic and engaging classroom style. He has demonstrated a strong commitment to faculty development, acting as a mentor among his colleagues and has articulated an innovative, ambitious, and exciting vision for the future of DPT education both nationally and here at Campbell University. Dr. Myers embodies the mission of Campbell University in leadership and service, and we are grateful that he has chosen to live out his calling here with us in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences!”