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About Beverly D. Fein

Professional interests:
Acute Care Physical Therapy – Management of Medically Complex Patients; Professional Roles in Emergency Preparedness; Problem–based Learning; Clinical Education.

Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training:
Management of Medically Complex Patients; Cultural Competence; Advanced Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Teaching responsibilities: Semester Coordinator for Semester 3 Content: Management of Medically Complex Patients (Patients with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders, Diabetes, Wounds, Burns, and Renal Disease); Cultural Competence; Physical Therapy roles in Emergency Preparedness and Community Disaster Planning; Clinical Education.
Research interests and grants: Perceptions of Roles of Physical Therapists in Community Disaster Planning and Response; Impact of Communication Apprehension on Clinician Career Choices and Clinical Practice; Affective Behaviors and Interpersonal Skills in Physical Therapy Students; Clinical Education in Physical Therapy; Health Disparities and Cultural Competence; Impact of Problem Based Learning Curricula; Acute Care Practice Patterns.


Present Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University Physical Therapy


2003 Ed.D. Education Leadership, University of Bridgeport
1983 M.S. Physical Therapy, Temple University
19751979 B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Pennsylvania

Contact Information

Physical Therapy 
Healthcare Education N189 
College of Health Professions