Diane F. Fitzpatrick
Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Faculty
Office: 301 L Robinson Hall
I have been a clinical faculty member, in Physical Therapy for the past 20 years and in clinical practice over 30 years. Through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, I am a Geriatrics Certified Specialist (GCS), as well as certified by the Academy of Geriatrics, American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA). I am active in contemporary clinical practice in the area of Home Health to enhance translation from practice to education and research.
I teach in the areas of:
-Health Care Systems and Leadership, Administration and Management.
My areas of scholarly inquiry, in which I have presented and published, locally, nationally and internationally include:
-Integrating service learning into the curriculum.
-Global experiential learning, in the areas of Geriatrics, HIV, core values and cultural competence.
-Policy, leadership, and administration
-Geriatrics in the areas of safe patient handling, Geriatric Competencies for entry level Physical Therapists Education, Balance and falls in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities