Jan 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Physical Therapy


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USciences Department of Physical Therapy Mission

To educate Doctor of Physical Therapy students to practice autonomously, yet collaboratively, within evolving, complex, and diverse healthcare environments. The program will prepare students to be lifelong learners and movement specialists that are informed by evidence to optimize patient/client function and health.

USciences Department of Physical Therapy Vision

The USciences DPT program will be recognized as a leader of physical therapy education and research. Our graduates will be pursued because they are compassionate healthcare providers, critical thinkers, and skilled practitioners that optimize human movement to the betterment of a diverse society.

Goals

  • Professional Practice: Graduates will use the best evidence to demonstrate reflective clinical decision making and skill performance in all aspects of patient/client management to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Practice Management: Students, at the time of graduation, will be able to practice autonomously, yet collaboratively, within evolving, complex, and diverse healthcare environments.
  • Lifelong Learning & Engagement: Students at the time of graduation will be prepared to practice in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to professional development and lifelong learning through engagement with; evidence-based clinical decision-making, mentorship/teaching of students and/or coworkers, community health, leadership, and promotion of the profession of physical therapy.

Faculty

Lora Packel
BA (University of Delaware); MSPT (Boston University); PhD (Walden University)
Professor of Physical Therapy
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Woei-Nan Bair​
BS (School of Rehabilitation Medicine, Taiwan); MS (Queen’s University, Canada); PhD (University of Maryland, College Park)
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Sylvester Carter
Diploma in Physical Therapy (School of Physical Therapy, Jamaica), BSc (University of West Indies), MHS (University of Indianapolis), PhD (New York University)
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Kevin Cody
Professor Emeritus

Michelle E. Cohen
Professor Emeritus

Eric Folkins
BS (University of Minnesota); MPT (University of Southern California); DPT (Western University of Health Sciences)
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Anne K. Galgon
BA (University of Pennsylvania); MPT, PhD (Drexel University) 
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy 
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy 

Barbara Kellar
BA (LeMoyne College); MSPT (Arcadia University); DPT (Temple University) 
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Co-Director, Clinical Education 

Michael W. Knapp
BA, DPT (Temple University) 
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Melissa Lesser
BS (West Virginia University); DPT (Drexel University)
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Co-Director, Clinical Education 

David S. Logerstedt
BS (University of Montana); MA (University of North Carolina); MPT (East Carolina University); PhD (University of Delaware)
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Director, BTE Research Laboratory​

Carol A. Maritz
BA (Glassboro State College); Certificate in PT (Hahnemann University); MS (St. Joseph’s University); EdD (Nova Southwestern University)
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy 
Professor of Physical Therapy
Associate Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences 

Bethany Nolan 
BA (University of Delaware); DPT (Temple University)
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy 
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Associate Director, Clinical Education 

Bryan J. O’Halloran
BAppScPhysio (LaTrobe University, Australia); DPT (MGH Institute of Health Professionals); DSc (Andrews University)
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Eric S. Pelletier
BS (Boston University); MSPT (Boston University); DPT (Temple University)
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy 
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Margaret (Margie) Roos
BS (Quinnipiac University); MS (University of the Sciences); DPT (Drexel University); PhD (University of Delaware)
ABPTS Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Professor of Physical Therapy
Vice Chair, Department of Physical Therapy 

Britta K. Schasberger
BA (University of Pennsylvania); MS (Widener University); EdD (Arcadia University)
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy 

Sinclair A. Smith
BS, MS (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University); ScD (Boston University)
Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences

Gregory Thielman
BS, MSPT (Springfield College); EdD, ATC (Columbia University Teachers College)
Professor of Physical Therapy
Director, Patricia Leahy Research Laboratory

Shaun N. Varrecchia
BS (Rutgers University); DPT (Temple University)
ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

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