Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program
Chair of Graduate Council, Academic Affairs
Chairperson, Physical Therapy Program
Office: M 157
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
- Professional Experience
- Professional Societies
Academic Year 2011 - 2012
GDPT 890 Pharmacology (Course Coordinator)
GDPT 848/849 Neuroscience (Course Coordinator)
GDPT 851 Research Guidance (Instructor)
GDPT 853/855 Examination, Evaluation and Intervention of Neurologic Movement Dysfunction II (Lecturer/Lab assistant)
GDPT 860 Health Care System and Policy IV (Lecturer)
GDPT 861 Research Guidance (Instructor)
GDPT 870 Health Care System and Policy V (Lecturer)
GDPT 871 Research Guidance (Instructor)
GDPT 887 Clinical Synthesis III (Course Coordinator)
GDPT 881 Research Guidance (Instructor)
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT, 2002, Neurology, D.Sc
Gannon University, Erie, PA, 1990, Health Services Administration, M.S.
SUNY/Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, 1983, Physical Therapy, B.S.
Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, 1982, Biology, B.A.
Chair, Gannon University, Department of Physical Therapy, Erie, PA, August 2006 – present.
Associate Professor, Gannon University, Department of Physical Therapy, Erie, PA, July 2004 – present. Tenure received May 2005.
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Gannon University, Department of Physical Therapy, Erie, PA, October 1994 - June 2004.
Assistant Professor, Gannon University, Department of Physical Therapy, Erie, PA, October 1994 - June 2004.
Staff Physical Therapist, HealthSouth Erie, Erie, PA, May 1998 – September 2004.
Staff Physical Therapist, Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Inc. (contract) Erie, PA, October 1994 - present.
Director of Physical Therapy, LEIR and Great Lakes Rehabilitation Hospital, Erie, PA, February 1993 - September 1994.
Program Director of Technological Services, LEIR, Erie, PA, October 1991 - February 1993.
Director of Physical Therapy, LEIR, Erie, PA, May 1988 - October 1991.
Assistant Director of Physical Therapy, LEIR, Erie, PA, September 1985 - January 1988.
Clinical Coordinator of Education, LEIR, Erie, PA, June 1985 - January 1988.
Staff Physical Therapist, Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation (LEIR), Erie, PA, July 1983 – June 1985, October 1994 to May 1998.
American Physical Therapy Association - member since 1983
Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
Legters KS. Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevalence, Impairments and Interventions. SC Publishing. 2011.
Legters KS, Verbus N, Kitchen S, Tomecsko J, Urban N. Fear of falling, balance confidence and health related quality of life in Post Polio Syndrome. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2006;22:1-9.
Legters KS, Whitney SL, Porter R, Buczek F. The Relationship between the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale and Dynamic Gait Index in Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction. Physiotherapy Research International. 2005;10(1):10-22.
Legters KS. Fear of Falling – The Psychology and Beyond. (Monograph for The Psychology of Fear, Nova Science Publishers), 2003.
Legters KS. Fear of Falling. Phys Ther. 2002;82:164-272.
During the last several years, the focus of my scholarly line of inquiry has been in fear of falling. These investigations have been with patients with vestibular dysfunction, individuals with post polio syndrome, and community dwelling older adults. Currently, I am engaged in a qualitative study with community dwelling older adults with fear of falling, and identifying the physical, functional, and emotional factors that contribute to their fear.
Community Service - Current
Member, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Clinical Advisory Group - September 2008 – present
Member, Erie Independence House, Human Rights Committee – March 2006 - present
Member, Achievement Center, Utilization Review/Quality Assurance Committee - 1998-present.
Service to the Profession - Current
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Neurology Specialty Council, Item Review Coordinator, 2011-present
APTA, Education Section, Awards Committee, 2010 - present
Service to the University - Current
Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee, Fall 2011 – present
Faculty Research Committee, Fall 2010 - present
Middle States Educational Offerings Committee, 2011-present
Technology Advisory Committee, Dean’s designee – 2010-present
Institutional Review Board, Member, 2006 - present
Graduate Council, Member, 2006 – present; Chair, 2010 – present
University Academic Affairs Committee, GC Chair, 2010 – present
Provost Council, Member, fall 2010 - present
College Program Review Committee, Member, 2008 – present
DPT Program Student Performance Committee, Chair, 2006 – present
DPT Program Admissions Committee, Member, 1994 – present
DPT Program Curriculum Committee, Chair, 2006 – present