Elizabeth Ann Domholdt (Beth), PT, EdD, FAPTA
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 Title: Director & Professor
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: IM 332
 Phone: 216-687-2379
 Email: e.domholdt@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. IM 332, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Population health, health promotion, disease prevention, allied health education, health professions education
 
Education:
Ed.D., Higher Education, Indiana University, 1987
M.S., Health Occupational Education, Indiana University, 1983
B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Michigan, 1979
 
Brief Bio:
Beth Domholdt joined Cleveland State University in August 2016 as Professor and Director of the School of Health Sciences. She holds a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in Health Occupations Education from Indiana University, and a doctoral degree in Higher Education, also from Indiana University.

Her early clinical experiences as a PT were at Wishard Memorial Hospital (now Eskenazi Health), the county health system in Indianapolis, IN. She then spent 22 years as a faculty member and dean of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis and 11 years as Vice President for Academic Affairs at The College of St. Scholatica in Duluth, MN. A native of Ohio, this opportunity at CSU was the ideal way to return to both her geographic and family roots and her disciplinary roots.

She has presented widely at health professions conferences within the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia; published widely in the major journals of the profession; was the original author of the textbook, Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications, now in its fifth edition; and has been recognized as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her past research contributions focused on professional issues within PT (particularly policy and practice issues surrounding PT practice without physician referral) and educational research within PT (particularly on the transition to the professional doctorate for entry-level PT education). Her current research focuses on how rehabilitation professionals participate in population health activities related to health promotion and disease and disability prevention.
 
Honors and Awards:
Keynote, Commencement, and Other Addresses
2012 Keynote, Educational Leadership Institute, American Physical Therapy Association
2010 Keynote, White Coat Ceremony, Physical Therapy, Bellarmine Univ, Louisville, KY
2007 Keynote, Faculty Orientation, Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD
2007 Pauline Cerasoli Lecturer, Education Section, American Physical Therapy Assoc
2005 Prestige Speaker, Physical Therapy Department, Cleveland State University, OH
2004 Physical Therapy Commencement Speaker, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2003 Physical Therapy Commencement Speaker, Andrews University-Dayton, OH
2002 Keynote, Physical Therapy Research Forum, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
1998 Award for Service to the Profession, PT Department, University of Michigan, Flint
1994 Keynote, Phi Alpha Epsilon Induction, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Awards from the American Physical Therapy Association
2006 Lucy Blair Service Award (national, service to profession)
2002 Catherine Worthingham Fellow (national, contributions to education and research)
1998 Leadership in Education, Education Section (national, contributions to education)
1995 Frances C. Ekstam Award, Indiana Chapter (state, service to the chapter)

Other Awards
2007 Cardon Award for Excellence in a Research Article. J Manual Manipulative Ther
1997 Indianapolis Business Journal ¿40 Under 40¿ Award
 
Research Interests:
Past research contributions focused on professional issues within PT (particularly policy and practice issues surrounding PT practice without physician referral)and educational research within PT (particularly on the transition to the professional doctorate for entry-level PT education). Current research focuses on how rehabilitation professionals participate in population health activities related to health promotion and disease and disability prevention.
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Physical Therapy Association
Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
Ohio Physical Therapy Association