Professor/ Director of PTA Program
Professor Kerr graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BS in Physical Therapy and a MS in Exercise Science. In addition, Professor Kerr earned a MS degree in Educational Administration from SUNY College at Brockport and received the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Kerr served as an on-site reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Her clinical experience in developmental centers, home care, hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing homes, preschool and an early intervention program have provided her with a background to develop teaching expertise in the areas of cardiopulmonary and neurological rehabilitation. As a dedicated teacher and Director of the PTA Program at GCC since the program started in 1990, Professor Kerr has had the privilege of contributing towards the professional development of over 500 program graduates and having a positive impact on the lives of the people they help through physical therapy.
Associate Professor /Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for PTA program
Dr. Caputi received a Master’s degree in physical therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Dr. Caputi currently teaches a variety of classes in physical therapy techniques and Applied Kinesiology. He received the 2015 S.U.N.Y. Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at GCC. Since joining GCC in 2007, Chris has served as the advisor to the PT Assistant Club. He has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association and its local chapters, offering lectures on orthopedic topics as well as best practices for collaboration between PTs and the Physical Therapist Assistant.
Dr. Caputi holds certification in the McKenzie approach to mechanical treatment of the spine and also is a certified SpiderTech Taping therapist. In 2015, he gained certification from the Titleist Performance Institute in Golf swing analysis and physical assessment of the golfer. He continues his clinical practice in outpatient therapy, Pro Bono work, and private consultation.