Alexandra Arnoldy is a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at West Virginia University. Alex graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with her bachelor’s in athletic training. For three years she worked as an athletic trainer in both the inpatient neuro and high school settings in Detroit, Michigan. It was during this time Alex developed a strong passion for neurologic physical therapy and providing care to medically underserved patient populations. She worked to promote health literacy with the goal of empowering her patients and student-athletes to make well informed decisions about their own healthcare. In her spare time Alex can be found outside hiking with her dog and fiancé exploring the beautiful state of West Virginia.
During her time in PT school, she has served as the APTA representative for the class of 2023, Ms. Arnoldy was awarded the Catherine Worthingham Fellow’s student scholarship for CSM and awarded WVU’s Emerging Young Professional Award. In her first year, Alex attended the Student Leadership Academy and was part of a group that created resources to promote interest in the physical therapy profession at the high school level. In her second year, she volunteered in the faculty clinic and attended Lobby Day at the state capital where she became interested in pursuing a leadership position at the state level to participate in further advocacy.
While she is not a native West Virginian, she now considers the mountain state her home and has developed a love for the state, its people, and the beautiful community and culture it provides. Alex would be humbled to have the opportunity to serve the APTA-WV chapter and the wonderful PTs it supports. Her goal is to represent the voice of students throughout the state and advocate for physical therapy in West Virginia. Alex appreciates your consideration and hopes that you will elect her as Vice President for the APTA-WV SIG.