Jennifer Dickson P.T., D.P.T., O.M.P.T.

Jennifer Dickson P.T., D.P.T., O.M.P.T.

Title

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Department

Physical Therapy

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 2340

Phone

313-577-1839

Email

jennifer.dickson@wayne.edu

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor (Clinical) Physical Therapy Program, Department of Health Care Sciences
  • Chair, Student Promotion and Progress Committee, Physical Therapy Program

Jennifer Dickson P.T., D.P.T., O.M.P.T.

Degrees and Certifications

Degrees:

  • 2010 - Doctor of Physical Therapy, Oakland University
  • 2002 - Master of Physical Therapy, Oakland University
  • 2000 - Bachelor of Health Science, Oakland University

Certifications:

  • Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Oakland University, 2005
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA, 2006
  • LSVT BIG Certification, LSVT Global, 2011

Positions and Employment

  • Chair, Student Promotion and Progress Committee, WSU DPT Program, 2017 - present
  • Item Writer for National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), FSBPT, 2016 - 2017
  • Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Baker College of Auburn Hills PTA Program, 2012 - 2015
  • Instructor, Oakland University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, 2011
  • Lab Assistant, Oakalnd University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, 2002 - 2010
  • Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physical Therapist, hospital based and private practice, 2002 - 2018

Professional Memberships

Professional Association Memberships:
  • American Physical Therapy Association, 1999 - present
  • APTA - Michigan, 1999 - present
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, Education and Pedagogy Consortium, 2020 - present¬†

Leadership Positions in Professional Associations:

  • APTA-MI Nominating Committee, 2018 - present
  • APTA-MI SIG-CE President and Co-President, 2013 - 2015, 2016 - 2017
  • APTA-MI SIG-CE Co-President Elect, 2015 - 2016

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopedic manual physical therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Biomechanics

Primary Research Interest

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:

  • Factors impacting student success in the classroom and during clinical rotations
  • Classroom strategies to improve retention and translation of knowledge to licensure exam and clinical practice
  • Mental health and wellness of graduate physical therapy students

Recent Publications

Poster Presentations:

  • Promoting Health and Wellness: Impact of Service-Learning on DPT Students;¬†APTA CSM, 2019
  • Comparison of a Novel Immediate Feedback Tool vs Scantron on Student Retention of Knowledge: A Pilot Study; APTA CSM 2018
  • Academic and Clinical Faculty Partnerships for Clinical Education Program Enhancement; APTA ELC 2017

Invited Platform Presentations:

  • Enhancing Student Learning in the Clinical Setting; APTA-MI Spring Conference 2017