We are excited to announce that our distinguished Faculty member, Ellen Hillegass PT, Ph.D., EdD, CCS, FAACVPR, FAPTA has been awarded APTA’s highest honor: The Catherine Worthingham APTA Fellow Award. Please click here to visit APTA and read about Ellen’s achievements (you will need to be logged in to APTA)
Ellen Hillegass, is an experienced educator and clinician. She is an associate professor at North Georgia College and State University in the Department of Physical Therapy, serves as president of a private consulting firm; Cardiopulmonary Specialists, and is an instructor of continuing education programs across the country. She draws upon her expertise as a board certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist to create a clinically relevant classroom experience for her students.
Professor Hillegass has been active in the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section for many years and is currently the Legislative and Reimbursement Chair. She has also been active and is a Fellow of the American Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). She has been instrumental in mentoring students to become advocates for the physical therapy profession and she is editor of Essentials in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, an entry-level text and is the author of a clinical notes book titled “Rehab Notes.” Ellen received the Linda Crane Lecture Award in 2007, the Outstanding Service Award for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section in 1996 and the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section Merit Award
Ellen teaches Mobilizing the Medically Complex Acute Care Patient (an Evidence – Based Model) with ERI. Please visit this course page for upcoming dates.