Unterberg Named Director of Physical Therapy Program


St. Louis, Mo. — Michelle Unterberg, PT, DHS, has been named director of the Physical Therapy Program at Maryville University, effective June 1, 2009.  Unterberg, associate professor of physical therapy, joined Maryville as academic coordinator of clinical education for physical therapy in 2000. Prior to coming to Maryville, she was director of rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Unterberg takes over the position from Judith A. Woehrle, PT, Ph.D., OCS, who is relocating to Arizona.

“We are delighted to welcome Michelle as our new director,” said Charles J Gulas, PT, Ph.D., GCS. “Her combined clinical and management skills bring tremendous experience to the School of Health Professions administration, particularly as we continue the transition to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.”

Unterberg earned a B.S. degree in physical therapy from Maryville University, a Master of Health Science degree from Washington University, and a Doctor of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis.

An active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA Missouri chapter, Unterberg is a credentialed trainer for the APTA Clinical Instructor Education Program.

Maryville University observed the 25th anniversary of the Physical Therapy Program last year. Graduates are recruited in a variety of clinical settings for their exceptional expertise and competence.

Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Masters-Midwest category, Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Among recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. More than 15,000 Maryville alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.