Alum Profile – Sean Christie ’15, ’17

By | January 31, 2020
Sean Christie ’15, ’17

Sean Christie ’15, ’17

Dr. Sean Christie ’15, ’17, earned a bachelor’s degree in natural science and a doctor of physical therapy from Daemen College and is currently pursuing a doctorate in health science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Christie was one of only nine practicing physical therapists in the country selected in 2019 for entry into the U.S. Army. He was officially sworn in as a commissioned officer at a ceremony held in December on Daemen’s campus. Entering the Army at the rank of captain, he is attending officer school in Oklahoma and will then have medical officer training in San Antonio, Texas, before reporting to his duty station in Ft. Campbell, Ky.

“My Daemen education provided me the knowledge and skills to be successful in the physical therapy field and helped me to achieve my career goal of serving as a physical therapist in the military,” said Christie.

After graduating from Daemen, Christie worked in an outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy practice and held a per diem position at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. He also taught continuing education courses for physical therapists.

In collaboration with Dr. Gary Styn, Jr., Daemen’s director of graduate anatomical sciences and clinical assistant professor, Christie taught gross anatomy to more than 250 Italian medical students at the Giovanni Mazzotti Anatomy Conference. They also published an article in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.