Beth            Gustafson

Beth Gustafson

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program
Co-Coordinator, Physical Therapy Program
Phone: 814-871-7709
Office: M 155

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Service

Courses Taught

Community Health Initiatives Course Sequences

GDPT 816 Community Health Initiatives I
GDPT 826 Community Health Initiatives II
GDPT 856 Community Health Initiatives III
GDPT 866 Community Health Initiatives IV
GDPT 886 Community Health Initiatives V

GDPT 817 Pathology

GDPT 853/855 Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention for Neuromuscular Movement Dysfunction II


Educational History

  • University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, Indianapolis, Indiana.  (degree in progress: Doctor of Health Science, 2009 - present)
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.  MSEd (Education and Allied Health Professions 2003)
  • Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut. BS (Physical Therapy 1983)


Professional Experience

Current, Full-Time

  • Gannon University, Morosky College of Health Professions, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Erie, PA, 2009 – present; Assistant Professor


Current, Part-Time

  • Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, PA, June 2011 to present; Physical therapist
  • IU5 Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, Summer 2011 to present; Physical Therapist, Early Intervention and School Age


Past, Full-Time

  • Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH, 1996 – 2009; Associate Professor; Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Program Coordinator
  • Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH, 1990 – 1997; Physical Therapist III (1991 – 1997); Physical Therapist II (1990 – 1991); Head Injury Re-Entry Program; MedWork (Occupational Health)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1988 – 1990; Brain Injury Unit
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH, 1987 – 1988; Acute Care; Out-Patient Rehabilitation
  • Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1986 – 1987; Brain Injury Unit; Out-Patient Rehabilitation
  • St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA,  1983 – 1986; Acute Care; In-Patient Rehabilitation; Sports Medicine; Home Health; Nursing Home


Past, Part-Time

  • Madison-Champaign County Educational Service Center, Urbana, OH, 2006/07
  • Community Hospital, Springfield, OH, 2002-2005
  • Madison County Hospital, London, OH, 2001-2003
  • Mercy Hospital, Springfield, OH, 2002
  • ADAPT PT, Urbana, OH, 1995 – 1997
  • Upjohn Health Care Services, Memphis, TN, 1989


Professional Societies

American Physical Therapy Association
• Pennsylvania Chapter, North West District Web Page Designer



Publications and Presentations

  • Reynolds P, Gustafson B. Facilitating Development of Students’ Professionalism Core Values through Interprofessional Community Campus Partnerships.  Presentation at: American Physical Therapy Association-Educational Leadership Conference; October 5, 2012; Greenwich, CT.
  • Dinsmore T, Gustafson B. The Blending of Traditional and Online Learning to Develop the Active Learner to Enhance Course Outcomes. Presentation at: American Physical Therapy Association-Combined Sections Meeting; February 10, 2010; New Orleans, LA.
  • Gustafson, B. (2003). Neurological Physical Therapy in The National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination Review & Study Guide, ed: Geralyn A. Farrelly, International Educational Resources.
  • Gustafson, B. (2002).  “Resource Development: Facilitating Responsibility for Learning in Students” PT 2002. Poster Presentation at national professional association conference.  Abstract (PO-SI-26-F).
  • Gustafson, B. (2002).  “Fit for Practice: Professional Development in Students.  Poster Presentation” PT 2002. Poster Presentation at national professional association conference.  Abstract (PO-SI-25-F).
  • Gustafson, B. (2000).  “Function for Life: Discovering Adaptive Equipment; A Student Assignment.  Poster Presentation” PT 2000. Poster Presentation at national professional association conference.  Abstract (#2020).


Service to Gannon

  • Student Success Committee
  • Morosky College of Health Professions, Academic Affairs Committee


Service to Community

  • French Creek Community Theater
  • ...fundraising
  • ...French Creek clean-up
  • ...Salvation Army bell ringers - coordinator for theater group