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David R. LeVan

  • Professor
    Occupational Therapy Program

Dave is an avid outdoorsman and runner.  If he is not at school then he likes to be close to the water.  He is the oldest of two brothers and one sister.  He also enjoys his role as Uncle Dave to his niece Sarah.

- Registered Occupational Therapist with The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy with a practice emphasis in Health and Wellness

- Hamot Health Foundation Grant to support The Purposeful Movement and Wellness Program for individuals with Parkinson Disease.

- Clinical Neuroscience (GOCCT505)

- Gerontology Intervention Techniques (GOCCT630)

- University of Indianapolis, Doctor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy, "Purposeful Movement Wellness Program for Individuals with Parkinson Disease: A Program Evaluation", 2011

- Gannon University, Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, 2002

- Gannon University, Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1997

- Board President, Parkinson Partners of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Erie, PA, 2012-Present

- Director, Purposeful Movement Wellness Program for Individuals with Parkinson Disease, provided through a partnership between Parkinson Partners of Northwestern PA, Gannon Univerisity, Salvation Army Senior Center, Erie, PA, and the Hamot Health Foundation, 2010-Present.

- Clinical Consultant, Huntington's Disease Support Group of Erie, 2014-Present.

- Clinical Consultant, Rehabilitation, Emcompass Care, Fairview, PA, 2004-Present.


- American Occupational Therapy Asscoiation

- Parkinson Partners of Northwestern PA


- OT Practice, "Hands-On Engagement: Learning Functional Anatomy in the Classroom", May 2012

Served as a primary advisor for the following Master in Science in Occupational Therapy Thesis Projects:

Replication of Shapes Using Various Color Schemes with Six and Seven Year Old Children

Attitudes about Disability within the Haitian Culture

The Effects of Music on Functional Performance on Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

Motivation in the Child with Autism:  The Use and Effectiveness of Token Reinforcement and Verbal Praise

Outcomes of Purposeful Activity and Rote Activity on Individuals with Arthritis: Clients' Self Perception

Purposeful Movement Wellness Program for Individuals with Parkinson Disease (Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions)

Wellsvilles TV and Family Day Events for Children


David           R. LeVan

Phone: 814-871-7730
Office: M 048

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