PT Development’s Junior Associate Bridge Program Helps U of L Student Prepare for PT School

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

PT Development (PTD) is thrilled to be helping University of Louisville student and former football player Agyei Williams prepare for graduate school via the Junior Associate Bridge Program (JABP), a program designed to help students bridge the gap between collegiate life and professional life through real-world exposure to business environments.

Through a minimum 150 hours of site work under the guidance of successful practitioners, the JABP strives to teach students about the interpersonal and professional skills necessary to thrive in the business world. The program not only allows students to gain a working knowledge of PT Development while finding real-life applications for classroom lessons, but also helps them determine personal interests as well as professional strengths and weaknesses. In addition to logging clinic hours at Apex Physical Therapy and hours at the PTD offices, Agyei will also be required to present a final report about the benefits of clinic exposure.

“Apex Physical Therapy has had a great experience with the JABP and found an excellent partner in PT Development,” said Patrick Myers, owner of Apex Physical Therapy and Agyei’s mentor. “We encourage PTD students to spend time with our staff learning everything from customer service to treatments and business management, both day-to-day and in long-term operations. We also encourage students to connect with us as employers to learn the real world of interviewing and earning a position with a new company. With every student we learn more as a company and we look forward to continuing to serve our community through this program.”

“The Junior Associate Bridge Program has provided a great collaborative effort to provide real life work experiences for our students and former students,” said Larry Slade, UofL Life Skills and Community Outreach Coach. “These are experiences that will help build our students’ resumes and be instrumental in helping them land jobs. We appreciate the commitment of the community and businesses like PT Development for the professional development of young graduates and soon to be graduates.”

Interested college juniors and seniors who are in good academic standing are encouraged to apply by filling out anapplication and submitting it, along with a resume, cover letter and one letter of recommendation, to Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, MBA, OCS, MAPP, at larry(at)physicaltherapist(dot)com. Application deadlines are April 1 for Summer 2014 and June 1 for Fall 2014. For additional information on the Junior Associate Bridge Program, please visit the PTD website.

About PT Development:

PT Development (PTD), founded by Larry Benz, DPT, MBA, OCS, MAPP, is a Louisville, Kentucky-based private equity company focused on adding value to healthcare organizations by cultivating quality, customer service, advocacy leadership and innovation. Benz’s entrepreneurial success began when he founded the Louisville-based Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT). In 2007, Benz sold his interest in KORT and focused his efforts on PTD’s startups such as TexPTS, Indiana-based ProRehab, Evidence In Motion (EIM), and several others. PTD offers the following management services: evidence-based practice, patient loyalty, regulatory assurance, marketing and branding, clinic operations, hiring and retention, strategy, accounting and finance, and customer service. For more information about PTD, please visit