Dr. Krista Wolfe named to the state board of Physical Therapy

Dr. Krista Wolfe, PT, ATC, has been appointed by Governor Tom Wolf as one of nine members of the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2020. She was endorsed by Senator Mike Regan for the appointment.

“I am honored to be chosen for this position and I am looking forward to giving back to the profession,” said Wolfe who serves as the dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Central Penn College. She has been a faculty member at the college since 2006.

The board consists of five physical therapists who are licensed within the commonwealth, one physical therapist assistant or athletic trainer, two public members and the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs. The board is responsible for passing upon the qualifications of applicants for licensure as physical therapists, registration as physical therapist assistants and certifications to athletic trainers.

“The work the board does helps ensure the integrity of the profession,” said Wolfe. A licensed athletic trainer and physical therapist, Wolfe has a passion for helping others. For more than a decade, she worked full-time in an outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in women’s health, vestibular rehabilitation and lymphedema management. To stay up-to-date in her field, she continues to work as a physical therapist on an as-needed basis in an outpatient clinic.

Wolfe joined Central Penn College in 2006 as the director of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, a position she held until 2014. She was then promoted to the dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and began to split her time between an administration role and teaching within the PTA program.

Dr. Wolfe is a leader in the field of physical therapy and health science,” said Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, President of Central Penn College. “Our students, faculty and staff continue to benefit from her expertise––now the citizens of Pennsylvania will have the same opportunity. Congratulations, Dr. Wolfe!”