WKCTC Professor Named National Delegate to Health Association
PADUCAH, KY ( December 16, 2016) - West Kentucky Community and Technical College professor Peggy Block was recently selected as adelegate from Kentucky to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates.
The House of Delegates (House) is an APTA policy-making body comprised of voting chapter delegates from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, non-voting delegates and consultants. The House meets annually each spring, during which time delegates make decisions on issues that may have far-reaching implications for the association and for the physical therapy profession.
The Kentucky Physical Therapist Association (KPTA) elected Block, coordinator of WKCTC's physical therapist assistant program, and seven other physical therapy professionals, to the House. Each will serve a two-year term beginning January 2017. As a delegate, Block will represent physical therapy and physical therapist assistants from across the state.
I am so excited to be a part of setting the direction of an organization I have been a part of for over 40 years, said Block, a McCracken County resident. With what we know about exercise and movement, and how it helps treat every disease, the more you know the better. And who better to get you moving than a PT or PTA. Its a big deal to be a part of that.
Hired at the college as a PTA instructor in 1990, Block has served as PTA program coordinator for the past 25 years.She earned a bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky in 1974 and masters degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1996.
The 2017 House of Delegates will take place June 1921 in Boston, Mass., immediately preceding next APTA's annual June conference.