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Jessica Cammarata PT, DPT, NCS

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    Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Interim Director of General Education

    Department: Physical Therapy

    Office: Stokes Athletic Center 229

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    About Dr. Jessica Cammarata


    • BS Human Nature, Juniata College
    • MPT Master of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Pennsylvania at Hahnemann University
    • DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy, Temple University
    • D.Ed Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • NCS Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist


    Dr. Cammarata is a 1996 graduate of Hahnemann University where she obtained a Master of Physical Therapy degree.  She completed her DPT from Temple University in 2014 and became a board certified neurologic clinical specialist.   She earned her D.Ed from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2018.  She has worked as a physical therapist for 18 years in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and home health.  Her focus has always been in the treatment of the neurologic population.  She has completed many continuing education courses in vestibular and balance and developed a vestibular and balance disorders clinic at Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital in Altoona, PA.  She began working as a lab instructor at SFU in 2012. 

    • Teaching Activities
    • Professional Activities
    • Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations
    Teaching Activities
    • PT 601 Neuroscience 2
    • PT 620 PCM 3 - Neurology 1
    • PT 623 PCM 6 Neurology 2
    • PT 740 Advanced Concepts in PT Practice 2 
    Professional Activities
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
    • Neurology Section Member
    Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations
    • “Is there a Difference in Gaze Stability Scores Between Ball Athletes, Non-Ball
      Athletes and Non-Athletes?” Albright N, Bishop M, Chesney J, Dorian H, Fischetti
      J, Smith RA, Smith RJ, Wilde L, Cammarata J. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy
      Association Annual Conference, Champion, PA, October 2019.
    • “Humanities in Medicine: A Modern General Education Approach for Future
      Healthcare Practitioners.” Baker, S and Cammarata, J. Society for Values in
      Higher Education Fellows Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2019.
    • “Does Dynamic Visual Acuity Differ Between NCAA Division I Ball Sport Athletes
      and Non-Ball Sport Athletes?” Urian, A., Short, A., Robinson, A., Smith, C., Santai,
      E., Rouzer, J., and Weis, K, Cammarata, J, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy
      Association Annual Conference, Valley Forge, PA, October 2018.
    • “Humanities Integration: An Important Pedagogical Tool for Health Professional
      Education.” Cammarata, J. The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA, June
    • “A Return to the Art of Caring: Creating a Culture in Support of Humanities
      Integration in Physical Therapy Education.” Cammarata, J. International Health
      Humanities Conference and Consortium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, April
    • “Do Differences in Career Expectations Between Male and Female Physical
      Therapy Students Help to Explain the Gender Gap in Physical Therapy
      Administration?” Conner, K, Coughlin, S, Isett, N, Liska, G, Long, K, Cammarata, J,
      Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lancaster PA,
      October 2016.