Ashley N. Mason, PT, DPT, ATC, PCS

Ashley Mason, PT, DPT, ATC, PCS
Co-Director of Clinical Education, Associate Professor
Phone: 304-696-5605
Office Location: SOPT 144

DPT, Shenandoah University, 2010

Curriculum Vitae

APTA Board Certification:
Pediatrics Certified Specialist
Clinical Expertise:
Neurologic & Pediatric Physical Therapy
Research/Scholarly Interests:

  • Physical Therapy for patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Physical therapy to alleviate negative side effects of chemotherapy
  • Toe walking in children- understanding the structural components, and treatment and prevention methods
  • Early mobilization in patients requiring mechanical ventilation

Teaching Philosophy:
As a physical therapist I enjoy educating patients, families, and students. I believe that one of the most important aspects in educating students is to empower them to become independent thinkers. It is important to train students to use current evidence and instruct them in ways to find or create that evidence so that they can learn about any topic that interests them. As an educator, it is my role to inspire students to become excellent practitioners and expose them to areas of the profession they may never have considered. I accomplish this by forming positive relationships with students and learning my students’ goals in order to help them achieve those. I use varied methods of presentation while educating in order to adapt to all students’ needs. I think it is very important to incorporate case based or hands on lab type learning whenever possible to supplement lecture material. I aspire to be an educator that actively engages in lifelong learning and instills this aspiration in each student I have the opportunity to interact with.


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Marshall University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

CAPTE Accreditation Verification

Marshall University’s School of Physical Therapy is a proud member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).
American Council of Academic Physical Therapy

Program Reciprocity Status

Students who graduate from the Marshall University SOPT and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination are eligible for Physical Therapy Licensure in all 50 states.