Aside from being a leader in his PTA program at Kansas City Community College, Eddie is also impacting the PT field with involvement and advocacy through numerous avenues outside of the classroom. Check out below what a colleague wrote about this student, and why he was chosen to be featured as a SPTA Spotlight!
"Eddie Ernst is the embodiment of a student advocate. He not only gives a voice for the physical therapy profession but also PTA students. He is a great role model and strives to promote PTA students across Kansas. Eddie is currently a PTA student at THE Kansas City Community College. After his 1st semester of PTA school, Eddie was nominated for the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors for the position of Director of SPTA Relations. Although he wasn't elected to that position, he took that passion and drive and directed it at the KPTA where he currently serves on the public relations committee and student special interest group as the SPTA liaison.
Eddie loves helping to connect fellow PTA/PT students alike and create opportunities for collaboration. His advocacy is shown through a podcast, “The PTA Tapes”, that he co-hosts with a fellow PTA from North Carolina. The podcasts gives a unique perspective to physical therapy through the lens of PTAs. He also interns with PT PubNights where he organizes candid meetings and conversations between students and Physical Therapists. One of his favorite things to do is talk shop with colleagues and spread the word of physical therapy advocacy!"
You can check out Eddie's involvement and activity in the PT community by following him on twitter at @EddieErnstSPTA!
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