Kent State University at Ashtabula has welcomed Kathrine A. Giffin as the new director for the physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) program. She now leads the largest physical therapist assistant (PTA) program in the state of Ohio.
Giffin practiced as a licensed physical therapist assistant for over 20 years in outpatient orthopedic and wellness settings. Her academic experience includes academic coordinator of clinical education for Kent State at East Liverpool, faculty member for Remington College PTA program, and as an A.C.E. certified personal trainer.
She earned a master of education in instructional design for online learning from Capella University and holds a bachelor in integrated health studies with a health science concentration from Kent State. Giffin is also a 1991 graduate of the East Liverpool Campus PTST program.