Jennifer Collins, PT, EdD, MPA

Faculty & Staff

Jennifer Collins, PT, EdD, MPA

DPT Program Director, Professor
Department Chair
headshot Office phone: (407)303-9904 Email: Jennifer.Collins@adu.edu

About

Dr. Jennifer Collins has more than thirty five years of experience as a physical therapist with twenty-four years in physical therapist education. Her most recent appointment as Program Director/Chair brought a wealth of experience that will benefit ADU. She has a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Russell Sage College, (1978) a master's degree in public administration from the State University of New York at Brockport, (1989) a certificate in gerontology from St. John Fisher College and a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of Rochester (2001). Her areas of teaching expertise are psychosocial aspects of disability, professional issues, research, management, and education. Her research interests are primarily qualitative in the areas of PT education, professionalism and professional development, and alternative approaches to health. She has a keen interest in developing and expanding physical therapist education programs globally, and has led students on an elective course in Kerala, India. Dr. Collins is active in professional activities at the local, state, and national level and is past Vice-President of the New York State Physical Therapy Association and has been a delegate to the APTA House of Delegates for many years. She is an APTA Trainer for its Clinical Instructor and Credentialing and Advanced Clinical Instructor Courses, and an item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Dr. Collins has presented several research studies at national meetings in higher education and physical therapy, as well as at 2007 World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT) in Vancouver, BC, and at the Qualitative Health Research Conference in Nova Scotia in 2013.