Beverly D. Fein, PT, Ed.D.

Beverly D. Fein, PT, DPT, ED.D.

Associate Professor/ Director of Clinical Education , Physical Therapy

Professional Interests
  • Acute Care Physical Therapy – Management of Medically Complex Patients
  • Professional Roles in Emergency Preparedness
  • Problem–based Learning
  • Clinical Education

Degrees and Certifications

    • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
    • EdD, Educational Leadership, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
    • Advanced MS, Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    • BS, Physical Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training

    • Management of Medically Complex Patients
    • Cultural Competence

Teaching Responsibilities

    • 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

Publications and Presentations

    Clinician Perspectives on Expectations for Basic Emergency Preparedness/All Hazards Competencies in Physical Therapy Clinical Practice.  Manuscript in preparation.

    Fein, BD. (2004) Curricular Trends in Physical Therapy Education: Implications for Communication in Practice.  Spring 2004 issue of SER in Action, Publication of the Society for Educational Reconstruction.

    Fein, BD. & Strong, LL. (2004).  Cardiovascular Risk: Prevalence and Implications of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Inner City Latino Adults.  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 14(4):40.  (Abstract).

    Fein, BD. (2003). Communication Apprehension and Interpersonal Skills in Physical Therapy Students: A Comparative Study of Problem-based and Traditional Curricula.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Bridgeport.

    Lusardi, M.M., Levangie, P.K., & Fein, B.D.  (2002).   A problem-based Learning Approach to Facilitate Evidence Based Practice in Entry-level Professional Education.  Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics, 14(2):40-50.

    Fein, BD. (2001).   A Review of the Legal Issues Surrounding Academic Dismissal.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 15(1): 21-25.

    Fein, Beverly D. (1996).  Maximizing Clinical Education Opportunities in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy.  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal.

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Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Hours: By appointment
  • Location:
    Physical Therapy
    Ctr for Healthcare Education CHCE*N189
    College of Health Professions
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