Lackawanna College Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director Kelly Musti featured at national conference

For Abington Journal | March 14th, 2017 11:56 am

HAWLEY — Kelly Musti, PT, DPT, GCS, director of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lackawanna College, was featured at the National Combined Sections Meeting for the American Physical Therapy Association in San Antonio, Texas, in February.

Musti was primary author on a research study and poster presentation entitled “The Value of Participation in an Interactive, Case-Based Interprofessional Education Activity between Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant Students,:” alongside co-investigators Dr. Barbara Wagner and Dr. Dana Maida from The University of Scranton.

Musti also received her board certification to be a geriatric clinical specialist in 2016.

Lackawanna College’s PTA program received full accreditation status by CAPTE in the spring of 2013. The two-year program combines both traditional classroom-based education and 720 hours of clinical field experience to prepare students to begin their careers as entry-level skilled physical therapist assistants. Students will graduate with an associate of science degree and be eligible to sit for the national licensure exam.

Students interested in this field may visit the third floor of the Hawley Silk Mill, call 570-226-4625 ext. 2601, email, or visit

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Information provided by Lackawanna College.