YSU DPT student to serve on national committee

Noah IchiteNoah Ichite, a third-year doctor of Physical Therapy student at Youngstown State University, has been selected to serve on the National American Physical Therapy Association Student Assembly Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project Committee.

Ichite will be collaborating with DPT students from across the country to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across the Physical Therapy profession while facilitating a pathway to lifelong learning that encompasses and empowers students and clinicians.

Ichite, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Marshall University, will graduate with his DPT in May 2022. He currently works as a rehabilitation technician at Ohio Health in Columbus and previously worked as a rehab tech at the Cleveland Clinic.

“Through high school sports, I gained a love and appreciation for what exercise and resistance training can do for people no matter what level they are starting at and how it can be used to prevent injuries and debilitation as well as how it can accelerate healing from injuries and sickness,” he said.

After earning his DPT, Ichite said he plans to a neurologic residency to become a neuro clinical specialist, with plans to work in either inpatient rehabilitation or outpatient neuro PT settings.