James A. Dauber, PT, DPT, DSc, Cred. MDT, RMSK, CMTP

Email: dauber@marshall.edu
Phone: 304-696-5609
Office Location: SOPT 132

MPT, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
DPT, Temple University, 2007
DSc, Baylor University, 2007

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Expertise:
Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Diagnostic imaging, Mechanical (movement-based) assessment and treatment.
Research/Scholarly Interests:
Area of research is musculoskeletal evaluation, with an emphasis on imaging. Use of musculoskeletal ultrasound to improve orthopedic clinical decision-making.
Teaching Philosophy:
Changes in the national healthcare landscape over the past several decades have placed an increasingly diagnostic / decision-making responsibility on outpatient physical therapists. Accordingly, my teaching philosophy places heavy emphasis on clinical reasoning and thought process. Acquired basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and clinical skills, are combined with the application of relevant research to grow medical thinkers with enhanced clinical decision-making skills. I utilize an adult learning model that emphasizes mutual respect and mutual expectation of excellence. A structured yet nonthreatening environment, where students can reach outside their comfort zone without fearing failure, results in an enhanced learning experience. Combinations of lecture, questioning, repetition of key points, pictures and text, models, video, cases, and hands-on practice maximize academic success by leveraging individual preferred learning styles through sight, touch, voice, and hearing.


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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

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.