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Cathy L. Ciolek

Cathy L. Ciolek

Co-Director of Clinical Education
Senior Physical Therapist Neurologic & Older Adult Clinic
Secondary Appt. Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy Department
053 McKinly Lab/320 McKinly Lab


  • 2005-Aug 2007 Arizona School of Health Science Mesa Az – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • 1990–1993 University of Delaware – Department of Continuing Education: Advanced Certificate in Gerontology
  • 1985-1989 Ithaca College – Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy: Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to the Department
  • 1980 Boston University -- B.S. Degree Human Movement Studies
  • 1976 United States Naval Academy – Midshipman Honorable discharge

Special Certifications and Awards

  • Received Board Certification in Physical Therapy as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in 1996. Re-Certification approved through 2016.
  • Certified Emergency First Responder since 2006.
  • Certified CPR for professional rescuer since 2004.
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor by APTA, November 2003, Advanced Clinical Instructor (Level 2) Credential by APTA October 2009.
  • Joan Mills Award, Section on Geriatrics/APTA.
  • February 2008, highest honor of the Section on Geriatrics, presented for outstanding contributions to the field of geriatric physical therapy and Section on Geriatrics leadership.
  • President’s Award, Section on Geriatrics/APTA.
  • February 2006, presented for service to the Section on Geriatrics.
  • Clinical Educators Award, Section on Geriatrics/APTA. Awarded February 2006 for outstanding clinical education to students in physical therapy.
  • Lynn Phillippi Award: Advocacy for Older Adults, Section on Geriatrics/APTA. February 2001 in recognition of advocacy for older adults through publications, teaching and practice.

Link to CV (pdf)

Link to CV (docx)

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