Hurwitz renews board-certified specialist designation

Published 05.25.2023

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Victoria Hurwitz, director of the physical therapist assistant program at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was recently recertified as a Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist.

The certification is governed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Board-Certified Clinical Specialists demonstrate competency in specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency.

Hurwitz, a licensed physical therapist, has been director of physical therapist assistant at Penn College since 2020. Previously, she was a pelvic health physical therapist for UPMC Williamsport.

Victoria Hurwitz

Her prior work also includes UnityPoint Health - Meriter, in Madison, Wisconsin, where she was a level III physical therapist/women’s health team lead; The Center for Pelvic Floor and Core Rehabilitation, in Cincinnati, where she was a lead physical therapist; and Balance Fitness for Life, in Willowbrook, Illinois, where she was a physical therapist.

Hurwitz holds Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees from the University of Miami. She completed a Women’s Health Residency through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residence and Fellowship Education at Women’s Health Physical Therapy in Richmond, Virginia. She is a graduate of the American Physical Therapist Association’s Fellowship in Education Leadership.

She is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society; a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Pelvic Health and Academy of Physical Therapy Education; and a past member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts, which writes items for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties’ certification exams.

Penn College offers an associate degree in physical therapist assistant. Physical therapist assistants are educated in physical therapy interventions and work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. They assist individuals of all ages whose lives have been impacted by injury or illness. To learn more, call 570-327-4519.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.