Nov. 15, 2019 – Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne Kerr and the College’s Board of Trustees, joined by special guests including Jean and Sal Campisi, Sr., dedicated the new Campisi Academic Center for Physical Therapy during a noontime ceremony on Nov. 15.
Remarks by Dr. Kerr and other FSC dignitaries were followed by an official ribbon-cutting and tours of the facility, led by students from the School of Physical Therapy.
The new structure, which was designed by Wallis Murphey Boyington Architects, Inc., and built by Rodda Construction, is located in Lakeland’s Dixieland Historic District, less than a mile from FSC’s main campus. The striking look of the building was inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, incorporating distinctive elements such as colored-glass windows reminiscent of those Wright included in his designs for the FSC campus.
Dr. Nancy Nuzzo, program director and dean of the School of Physical Therapy, and seven committed faculty members are supported by state-of-the-art research and training technologies such as ceiling-mounted cameras and monitors in the study labs, “plastinated” cadaver specimens, portable ultrasound units, and cutting-edge balance and gait analysis systems.
Students currently enrolled as members of the School of Physical Therapy’s first class began their course work in the new facility at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.
For more information about the new Doctor of Physical Therapy program at FSC, visit: flsouthern.edu/DPT