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Join Janet R Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, national board-certified health and wellness coach and professor within the Department of Physical Therapy at Texas State University, as she discusses simple, actionable items related to your personal and professional well-being as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

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About the speaker

Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA is professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Texas State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch, master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, a PhD in health education from the University of Texas, and her DPT from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She also is a national board-certified health and wellness coach. She was vice president of education, governance, and administration at APTA for nine years, and served on APTA’s Board of Directors prior to joining its staff. She has practiced in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, home health, long-term care, and corporate wellness, and her research has resulted in 14 book chapters, 29 published articles, eight grants, and numerous conference presentations on health and wellness-related topics. She is a recipient of the Lucy Blair Service Award and is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA.

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