The University of Dayton's Department of Physical Therapy (DPT) offers a doctoral program that will prepare you to be a knowledgeable, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective practitioner.

Our faculty and graduates contribute to society and the physical therapy profession through practice, teaching, administration and research. The need for highly trained physical therapists continues to rise, and the DPT program will put you at the front of the curve.

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Submissions from 2016

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Oncology EDGE Task Force on Prostate Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Outcome Measures for Functional Mobility, Claire Davies, Genevieve Colon, Hannah Geyer, Lucinda Pfalzer, and Mary Insana Fisher

Submissions from 2015

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Technology Paved the Road for Students in a High-School Dropout Recovery Program to an Online College Class, C. Jayne Brahler

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The Effects of Home-based Pilates in Healthy College-Age Females, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Mary Insana Fisher, and C. Jayne Brahler

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Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Prostate Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Clinical Measures of Strength and Muscular Endurance, Mary Insana Fisher, Claire Davies, Genevieve Colon, Hannah Geyer, and Lucinda Pfalzer

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Research Roundup from the Research Committee, Mary Insana Fisher and Shana Harrington

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Research Round-up: Manual Muscle Testing, Mary Insana Fisher and Shana Harrington

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Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Outcome Measures for Functional Mobility, Mary Insana Fisher, Jeannette Lee, Claire Davies, Hannah Geyer, Genevieve Colon, and Lucinda Pfalzer

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A Comparison of the Scapular Flip Test between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Controls, Mary Insana Fisher, Lucinda Pfalzer, Ellen W. Levy, Shana Harrington, Lynn H. Gerber, and Nicole L. Stout

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A Comparison of the Upper Limb Lift Test between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Control Subjects, Mary Insana Fisher, Lucinda Pfalzer, Ellen W. Levy, Shana Harrington, Lynn H. Gerber, and Nicole L. Stout

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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: Clinical Examination and Outcomes Assessment, Nicole L. Stout, Shana Harrington, Lucinda Pfalzer, and Mary Insana Fisher

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The Association between Critical Thinking and Scholastic Aptitude on First-time Pass Rate of the National Physical Therapy Examination, Daniel W. Suckow, C. Jayne Brahler, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Mary Insana Fisher, and Philip A. Anloague

Submissions from 2014

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Test Items in the Complete and Short Forms of the BOT-2 that Contribute Substantially to Motor Performance Assessments in Typically Developing Children 6-10 Years of Age, Kadi Carmosino, Ashley Grzeszczak, Kaylie McMurray, Ali Olivo, Bo Slutz, Brittany Zoll, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, and C. Jayne Brahler

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Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force Outcomes - Clinical Measures of Strength and Muscular Endurance: A Systematic Review, Mary Insana Fisher, Claire Davies, Christine Beuthin, Genevieve Colon, Brittany Zoll, and Lucinda Pfalzer

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Effects of Yoga on Arm Volume among Women with Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, and Harold L. Merriman

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The Importance Of Managing Psychosocial Health: A Case Study, Mary Insana Fisher and Harold L. Merriman

Submissions from 2013

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A Comparison of Upper Extremity Function between Female Breast Cancer Survivors and Healthy Controls: Typical Self-report of Function, Motion, Strength, and Muscular Endurance, Mary Insana Fisher

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Oncology Section Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: Scapular Assessment, Mary Insana Fisher and Pamela K. Levangie

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Whole-Body Vibration Improves Functional Mobility, Flexibility, and Relative Risk for Falling in the Assisted Living Elderly: A Case Series, Christina Garrity, Harold L. Merriman, and C. Jayne Brahler

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Oncology Section Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: An Introduction to the EDGE Task Force and Clinical Measures of Upper Extremity Function, Pamela K. Levangie and Mary Insana Fisher

Submissions from 2012

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Numerous Test Items in the Complete and Short Forms of the BOT-2 Do Not Contribute Substantially to Motor Performance Assessments in Typically Developing Children Six to Ten Years Old, C. Jayne Brahler, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Sara Mrowzinski, Susan Aebker, and Megan Kreill

Submissions from 2011

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Influence of Three Different Soccer Cleat Configurations on Knee Joint Loading and Running Performance, C. Jayne Brahler and Philip A. Anloague

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Investigating the Associations between Core Strength, Postural Control and Fine Motor Performance in Children, Rachel Burnett, Nicole Cornett, Gina Rekart, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, C. Jayne Brahler, Susan Aebker, and Megan Kreill

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A Comparison of Two Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Programs in Females with Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Wendy Chorny, C. Jayne Brahler, Ashley Ingley, Jennifer Kennedy, and Valerie Osterfeld

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Systematically Controlling for the Influence of Age, Sex, Hertz and Time Post-Whole-Body Vibration Exposure on Four Measures of Physical Performance in Community-dwelling Older Adults: A Randomized Cross-over Study, Harold L. Merriman, C. Jayne Brahler, and Kurt Jackson

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Knee Range of Motion: Reliability and Agreement of 3 Measurement Methods, Paul G. Peters, Michael A. Herbenick, Philip A. Anloague, Ronald J. Markert, and L. Joseph Rubino

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Load Carriage Distance Run and Pushups Tests: No Body Mass Bias and Occupationally Relevant, Paul M. Vanderburgh, Nicholas S. Mickley, Philip A. Anloague, and Kimber Lucius

Submissions from 2010

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The Effect of Yoga Postures on Balance, Flexibility, and Strength in Healthy High School Females, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, C. Jayne Brahler, Mary Insana Fisher, and Kelly Beasley

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The Power Of Empowerment: An ICF-Based Model to Improve Self-Efficacy and Upper Extremity Function of Survivors of Breast Cancer, Mary Insana Fisher and Dana Howell

Submissions from 2009

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Field Testing Adolescent Females for Cardiovascular Disease Risk, C. Jayne Brahler, Wesley R. Stephens, and Betsy Donahoe Fillmore

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Peer-led Team Learning: A Prospective Method for Increasing Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Science Courses, Ian J. Quitadamo, C. Jayne Brahler, and Gregory J. Crouch

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Chronic Elbow Dislocation Treated with Open Reduction and Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction, Louis Joseph Rubino, Michael A. Herbenick, Ryan P. Finnan, and Philip A. Anloague

Submissions from 2008

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The Mind-Body Connection: The Association between Adolescent Locus of Control and Indicators of Physical Health, C. Jayne Brahler and James Cropper

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Learning Scientific and Medical Terminology with a Mnemonic Strategy Using an Illogical Association Technique, C. Jayne Brahler and Diane Walker

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Gender Differences in Motivation to Resolve Eating and Body Image Concerns in College Students, Harold L. Merriman, C. Jayne Brahler, Laura Dinan, and Lauren Finzer

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Can Service-Learning in K-12 Math and Science Classes Affect a Student's Perception of Engineering and Their Career Interests?, Margaret Pinnell, Rebecca Blust, C. Jayne Brahler, and Margy Stevens

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Making Connections Between Service and Engineering in K-12 Education, Margaret Pinnell, Rebecca Blust, C. Jayne Brahler, and Margy Stevens

Submissions from 2007

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High Dietary Fat Intake is not Associated with High Levels of Circulating Lipoproteins or Total Cholesterol, C. Jayne Brahler, C. Wilson, and Janine Baer