Professor Receives State PT Association’s Highest Honor

Chapman University physical therapy Professor Alison McKenzie was recently awarded the California Physical Therapy Association’s highest honor.

Alison McKenzie
Chapman University Professor Alison McKenzie is honored at CPTA’s annual conference.

McKenzie was given the CPTA’s Royce P. Noland Award of Merit at the organization’s annual conference in Anaheim on Sept. 24. The award “celebrates and acknowledges exceptional achievement and service by an individual to the profession of physical therapy” and has been awarded just 19 times since it was established in 1986, according to Emmanuel John, chair of Chapman’s Department of Physical Therapy.

As Noland award recipient, McKenzie will give the keynote address to next year’s conference outlining her vision for the future of physical therapy.

McKenzie has received Chapman’s Valerie Scudder Award for teaching, research and service four times. She has been honored by the American Physical Therapy Association several times, including receiving the Societal Impact Award in 2019.