The University of St Augustine for Health Sciences announces that Brooke McIntosh, a sixth-term Doctor of Physical Therapy student at the university, has been named director of communications of the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) 2014-2015 Student Assembly Board of Directors.

A news release from the university reports that during her tenure, McIntosh has plans to increase communication between students and the profession at large. She also plans to educate students about the benefits of membership, increase involvement at APTA, and launch a campaign intended to share the value of becoming a professional member after graduation. The release notes that McIntosh also intended to use her role to educate the public about the skills, values, and capabilities of physical therapists.

McIntosh’s pursuit of the leadership position stems from her involvement on campus serving as a class representative, on the board for the student PT association, and as a member of the student advocacy team.

“My involvement on campus sparked my leadership in my professional community. I see this new role as a gateway to advancing myself and the profession,” McIntosh says.

Prior to her new role on the Student Assembly Board of Directors, the release notes that McIntosh has been involved in APTA committees and activities. She now plans to leverage the newsletter, social media, and mass communications to inform, inspire, and engage the physical therapy student community.

“I want all physical therapy students to view APTA and its resources as valuable and essential,” McIntosh emphasizes.

[Source: University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]