The main purpose of this educational session is to provide clinical and academic instructors with practical strategies for engaging the Generation Y
physical therapy student. Generation Y students are known to be tech-savvy, feedback-dependent, kinesthetic and visual learners. This session will explain
characteristics of Generation Y which have an impact on the learning experiences in physical therapy curriculums and clinical education. Each characteristic
will be followed-up with a practical strategy for participants to implement in their academic or clinical education programs. Participants will learn
communication and teaching skills to enhance learning experiences in the classroom and clinical setting.
Meet our Speaker
Angela Holland, PT, DPT, GCS is Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Angel Holland is a native of Clarksville, AR and completed her
undergraduate Biology degree from Oklahoma Christian University, followed by her Masters in Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University in
Abilene, Texas. She later completed her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. She has been a physical therapist for
over 18 years, where she has spent the majority of her career in the field of home health and served as the Director of Therapy for a home health
agency in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Holland has also served as a documentation auditor since 2009. She is an ABPTS Board Certified Clinical
Specialist in Geriatrics. In 2014, Dr. Holland was hired by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as the Director of Clinical Education,
where she developed the curriculum for the clinical education program for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Besides her role of Director of
Clinical Education at UAMS, she is an assistant professor and teaches courses in Professional Issues, Documentation, Administration and Management,
Teaching & Learning, and Clinical Reasoning. She serves as the Associate Director for Interprofessional Education for the Northwest Campus of UAMS.
She serves on the Nominating Committee for the Clinical Education SIG for the Education Section of APTA. Her areas of research include learning styles
of Generation Y students, professional learning communities, and faculty/leadership development. She enjoys presenting continuing education courses
and faculty development workshops to enhance teaching strategies related to the learning styles of the Generation Y student. She is currently an
Ed.D. candidate in Adult and Lifelong Learning at the University of Arkansas. Aside from her professional life, she enjoys spending time with her
husband and 3 children.