Jessica M. Costa

  • Assistant Professor
    Dr. of Physical Therapy
  • Director of Clinical Ed
    Dr. of Physical Therapy

Accreditations

  • Licensed Physical Therapist: Florida

Courses Taught

Fall:

  • GGDPT 873 Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention for Integumentary and Multi-System Movement Dysfunction: Burns and Wounds Lecturer 

Spring: 

  • GGDPT 843/853 Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention for Pediatric Neuromuscular Movement Dysfunction
  • GGDPT 872 Clinical Experience III
  • GGDPT 882 Clinical Experience IV

Summer:

  • GGDPT 832 Clinical Experience I
  • GGDPT 862 Clinical Experience II

Educational History

  • University of South Florida, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2008    

 

  • Eckerd College, BS Biology/Chemistry 2004      

Professional Experience

  • Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor Gannon University Ruskin, FL. (October 2018 - Present)
  • Adjunct Professor for DPT Program University of South Florida Tampa, FL.  (January 2016 - May 2018)
  • Lab Assistant for DPT Program University of South Florida Tampa, FL. (January 2016 - May 2016)
  • Physical Therapist John’s Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care Center Brandon, FL. (August 2011 - October 2018, August 2008 - December 2010)
  • Clinic Director; Physical Therapist Star Physical Therapy Gallatin, TN. (March 2011-August 2011)

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Therapy Association, 2010 - Present
  • Pediatric Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2010 - Present
  • Florida Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Pediatric Section, FPTA, SIG, 2018 - Presen
  • Clinical Education Section, FPTA, SIG 2018 - Present
  • FPTA Clinical Education Consortium, 2018 - Present

Scholarship/Research

Dr. Costa's reserach interest relate to the pediatric diagnosis of congenital musclular torticollis, and barriers to care related to this diagnosis.  She is also interested in intensive strengthening/frequency of physical therapy to be utlized in the pedaitric population.  

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