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Amity Physical Therapy Establishes Scholarship at Sacred Heart University

May 25, 2023
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Amity Physical Therapy Establishes Scholarship at Sacred Heart University

Amity PT has partnered with Sacred Heart University to establish an annual scholarship of ten thousand dollars ($10K) for any student of the men or women sports team basketball team that is majoring in exercise science and/or pursuing a graduate degree in physical therapy.

Michael Dow, MSPT/Founder of Amity Physical Therapy commented, “As an alumni of both the undergraduate and graduate schools at SHU, as well as a former member of the men’s basketball team years ago, I felt it was important to give back to the college.  Without the experiences I got from SHU, I would have never developed the skills to become the physical therapist I am today, nonetheless to open my own practice, now with 5 offices.

“It is often hard to believe that it’s been over 20 years, but I remember fondly the dedication it requires to obtain a degree in physical therapy while also sacrificing your time playing a sport.  The demands can be tough, but well worth it.  The idea of the scholarship is to help minimize those demands, as well as promote the profession as a whole.  Today’s students are our future leaders.”

Interested applicants should contact their respective coaching staff, as well as being recommended to Stacy Velarde in SHU alumni services.

Michael Dow MSPT, and CEO/Clinical Director of Amity Physical Therapy, founded the practice 18 years ago, and now has five offices in Woodbridge, Hamden, Branford, Milford and Wallingford.  He received his degree from Sacred Heart University and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for his work with the national Multiple Sclerosis Society.  He works with patients of all ages, pediatrics to geriatrics, as well as local high school and college athletes.  Michael can be reached at 203-389-4593 or visit

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