Julie A. Hartmann

  • Assistant Professor
    Physical Therapy Program
  • Director of Clinical Ed
    Physical Therapy Program


  • Board Certified Specialist in Geriatrics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties


  •  2015 PPTA Geriatric Special Interest Group Award of Excellence
  •  2018 Erie Community Foundation Helping Hands Grant  $6300 -purchase beach wheelchairs through Twilight Wish Foundation

Courses Taught

  • 1st term- GDPT 815 Essentials of Physical Therapy  (Course Coordinator)
  • 1st term-GDPT 816 Community Health Initiatives 1 (Lecturer)
  • 2nd term- GDPT 826  Community Health Initiatives 2 (Lecturer)
  • 3rd term- GDPT 831 Foundations in Geriatrics (Course Coordinator)
  • 3rd term- GPDT 832  Clinical Experience 1 (Course Co-Coordinator)
  • 4th term- GDPT 844 Evidence Based Practice 2 (Content Advisor)
  • 5th term-GDPT 851 Research Guidance (Instructor)
  • 5th term- GDPT 856 Community Health Initiative 3 (Lecturer)
  • 6th term- GDPT 862 Clinical Experience 2 (Course Coordinator)
  • 6th term-GDPT 861 Research Guidance (elective-Instructor)
  • 7th term- GDPT 871  Research Guidance (elective-Instructor)
  • 7th term - GDPT 872  Clinical Experience 3 (Course Coordinator)
  • 8th term-GDPT 881  Research Guidance (elective-Instructor)
  • 8th term-GDPT 882  Clinical Experience 4 (Course Coordinator)

Educational History

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, 2011
  • Penn State/Behrend, Master of Education in Health Education, 1994
  • Marquette University, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Director of Clinical Education- 2015-present
  • Assistant Professor- 2013-present
  • Instructor, DPT program- 2005-2013
  • Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Gannon University  2005-2015
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Gannon University, 2004-2005
  • Staff physical therapist, Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County, 2002-2017
  • Independent physical therapy contractor- 1999-2002
  • Partner, Resource Physical Therapy-1993-1999
  • Director of Physical Therapy, LEIR- 1991-1993
  • Assistant Director of Physical Therapy, LEIR - 1988-1991
  • Clinical Coordinator of Education, LEIR- 1987-1990
  •  Staff physical therapist,- LEIR- 1985-1988


Professional Societies

  • Independent Council on Aging
  • Three Rivers Academic Consortium
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvatnia Physical Therapy Association
  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment
  • Gerontological Society of America



Areas of interest for research are geriatrics- noninured fallers in the home and the role of community paramedicine in cooperation with therapy; investigation of best practice for elder abuse prevention education



  • Co-Director of the Twlilight Wish Foundation, Erie County Chapter
  • Member of various Univeristy and Physical Therapy program committees
  • Elder Justice Task Force of Erie County
  • Health/wellness programs and Fall prevention programs for local senior centers and church groups in Erie, PA
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