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BRANDON NESS | The Movement Process

Season 2, Ep. 13

VERMILLION, S.D. - Physical therapy is a vital field that aids individuals through the healing process following an injury. Students may choose to pursue a career in physical therapy if they are interested in studying the science behind injuries and helping patients achieve their recovery goals.

On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Brandon Ness, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy, about his career with outpatient and sports physical therapy practice, his research in the physical therapy field, and what he teaches his students on a daily basis.

“I always tell my students to make sure you know what you’re getting into. I think a good way to do that is to get a diverse array of observation experiences,” Ness said. “I think with physical therapy and occupational therapy, I’d recommend observing both and being able to really see what goes into each different profession and what differentiates those so you can make an educated decision that's best for your future.”

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VOICES AMPLIFIED | The Nexus of Law & Criminal Justice Reform

Season 4, Ep. 3
The University of South Dakota’s podcast Credit Hour welcomed USD School of Law dean Neil Fulton to discuss the legal dimensions of systemic racism, social justice and criminal justice reform as part of its series “Voices Amplified.” “To address these problems, we have to understand, identify and engage with our differences, and then seek out points of commonality. That requires having difficult conversations in a patient way,” said Fulton. “None of us are really built to do that without working at it. Higher education can help us be prepared to do that.” Fulton discussed the legal aspects of criminal justice reform efforts like removing qualified immunity and defunding the police as well as the ways higher education can address issues like systemic racism. “I think particularly here in South Dakota it’s so important because coming to a college campus may be the first time where a lot of students have a sustained encounter with someone who isn’t like them, that doesn’t look like them, who isn’t of the same race or who doesn’t have the same socioeconomic background,” said Fulton. “This can be one of the first places where we have the sustained opportunity to have those conversations and build up both the skills and inclinations to attack these problems.” Credit Hour is the University of South Dakota’s podcast highlighting the achievement, research and scholarship of its staff, students, alumni and faculty. Follow Credit Hour on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and