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About Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore

Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, PT, PhD, PCS, RYT200, associate professor, has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy since the program began in 2006.  Her research has focused on fitness and wellness activities, including studying the effects of yoga and Pilates, with children and adolescents. She has also studied the effects of yoga on women with breast cancer.  Her other research interest includes physical therapy education.
Dr. Donahoe-Fillmore is licensed physical therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience.  She has been a Board-certified pediatric specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 1993 and is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher. 
* Ph.D., Physical Therapy and Education, Union Institute and University
* M.S., Pediatric Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis
* B.S., Allied Health, Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University
• American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1988-present
• Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA), 1988-present
• Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1988-present
• Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education Advisory Board for Master of Science Program, University of Puerto Rico, 2004
• PTA Advisory Board, Clark State Community College, 2002-2010
• PTA Advisory Board, Sinclair Community College, 1999-2003


2006 - Present Assistant Professor, University of Dayton Department of Physical Therapy
Present Associate Program Director, University of Dayton
Present DPT Pediatrics Coordinator, University of Dayton
Present Pediatric Certified Specialist, University of Dayton

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  • DPT 810 Professional Seminar I: Health Care
  • DPT 811 Professional Seminar II: Clinical Practice
  • DPT 846 Maturation Science I
  • DPT 847 Maturation Science II
  • DPT 910 Professional Seminar III: Leadership and Management
  • DPT 911 Professional Seminar IV: Business and Marketing
  • DPT 912 Professional Seminar V: Professional Development
  • DPT 974 Clinical Skills Lab: Neurology II
  • DPT 977 Clinical Skills Lab: Advanced Therapy I
  • DPT 984 Clinical Issues Seminar: Neurology II
  • DPT 987 Clinical Issues Seminar: Advanced Therapy I


2002 PhD, Union Institute and University ‐ Education and Physical Therapy
1992 MS, University of Indianapolis ‐ Pediatric Emphasis
1988 BS, The Ohio State University ‐ Allied Health Professions

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Location: Fitz Hall, Room 207D
Phone: 937-229-5604

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