Melissa L. Goodman

  • Assistant Professor
    Dr. of Physical Therapy

Dr. Goomdan began teaching at Gannon University in July, 2018.  She has been a physical therapist since graduating from the Medical University of South Carlonia in 2000, and has worked in a variety of settings.  Her areas of expertese include peditraics, neurology, and student eduation.  Dr. Goodman is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy.  She continues to work in the clinic one day a week in a variety of settings.  

Accreditations

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist - Neurologic Physical Therapy

Licensed Physical Therapist: Florida

 

Courses Taught

Fall:


GGDPT 805-Growth and Development Across the Lifespan
GGDPT 826-Community Health Initiative II
GGDPT 886-Community Health Initiative V

Spring:


GGDPT 843/845-Examination, Evaluation, & Intervention for Pediatric Neuromuscular Movement Dysfunction I and Lab
GGDPT 853/855-Examination, Evaluation & Intervention for Adult Neuromuscular Movement Dysfunction and Lab
GGDPT 816-Community Health Initiative I
GGDPT 856-Community Health Initiative III

Summer:


GGDPT 815-Essentials of Physical Therapy Practice
GGDPT 866-Community Health Initiative IV



 

Educational History

Temple University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2005

Medical University of South Carolina, MS in Rehabilitation-PT, 2000

Auburn University, BS Zoology/Pre-Physical Therapy, 1996

Professional Experience

 

Lab Assistant, Nova Southeastern University, Tampa, FL, 2015 - 2018

Physical Therapist, Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL, 2015 - Present

Physical Therapist, The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Warner Robins, GA, 2014 - 2007

Guest Lecturer, Macon State College, Macon, GA, 2014 - 2008

Physical Therapist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 2007 - 2004

Physical Therapist, Access Therapy, Atlanta, GA 2004 - 2003

Physical Therapist, Stephen’s County Hospital, Toccoa, GA 2003 - 2000

Professional Societies

APTA – National; Florida Chapter; Neurology & Pediatrics Sections

Scholarship/Research

Dr. Goodman's scholarly interests include classroom instruction and student performance, community based healthcare initiatives and outcome measures and service learning within the physical therapy program.

Service

Reviewer for The International Journal of Exercise Science

Reviewer for proposals for the Annual Pediatric Physical Therapy Conference

Event, planning committee volunteer: Night with the Stars Prom, 2014 – Present

Event assistant, volunteer, gymnastics coach for Special Olympics, 2000 – Present

Summer camp planning committee, Brain Injury Assoc. of Georgia, 2003 - 2007

Adaptive swimming lessons for children and adolescents with special needs 2000 – 2003

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