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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program


Cynthia Doyle
Cynthia Doyle

Cynthia Doyle, PT, DPT, ACCE
Chair, Department of Health & Wellness
Owens Community College
Phone: (567) 661-2984
FAX: (567) 661-2634

Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Simmons College
BS Physical Therapy – University of Michigan

Owens Community College
Chair, Physical Therapist Assistant Program - June 2009 to July 2013
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) for PTA Program
PTA Advisory Board Member – August 2002 to present

Professional Involvement
Over thirty years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including out-patient orthopedics/sports medicine, pediatrics, acute care, and skilled care
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Certified Trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
Ohio PTA Educators Consortium, Vice-President/Treasurer
Member Northwest Ohio Clinical Educators Consortium
APTA Member/Education Section Member
Owens Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Advisory Board Member
Owens Exercise Science Program Advisory Board Member
Penta Exercise Science/Sports Health Care Program Advisory Board Member
University of Toledo Doctor of Physical Therapy Advisory Board Member
Licensed in state of Ohio

Nancy K. Rupp
Nancy K. Rupp

Nancy K. Rupp, PT - Associate Professor
(567) 661-7568

BS Physical Therapy – Grand Valley State University
Owens Community College
Associate Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Instruct first and second year PTA students – August 2001 to present

  • PTA 101 – Introduction to the Physical Therapy Assistant
  • PTA 112 – PTA Procedures I
  • PTA 201 – Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
  • PTA 202 – PTA Seminar
  • PTA 213 – Clinical Applications II
  • PTA 214 – PTA Procedures III
  • PTA Advisory Board Member since 2001

Professional Involvement
Over twenty years of clinical experience in a variety of setting including out-patient, acute care, skilled  care, and rehab; worked with a variety of patient populations from pediatrics to geriatrics; Interests: neurological and vestibular disorders
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
NDTA Certification
Lymphedema Certification
APTA Member over 20 years
APTA Neurology Section Member
APTA Cardiology Section Member
Licensed in states of Ohio and Michigan

Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Ellis, PTA
Bradley Helm, BS, PTA
Andrea Hodulik, PTA
Mark Kleeberger, PTA
Tracy Radecki, DPT

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