Melanie Lambert, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC

Assistant Professor
Phone: 304-696-5604
Office Location: SOPT 146
DPT, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2009

Curriculum Vitae

APTA Board Certification:
Orthopaedic Certified Specialist, 2014
Clinical Expertise:
Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Research/Scholarly Interests:
Professional formation in DPT students, community based service learning, teaching and learning, the tactical athlete.
Teaching Philosophy:
With a healthcare system that is continually evolving, we as physical therapists are charged with not only increased clinical responsibilities, but also a societal obligation to act as agents of change for the greater good. For these reasons I put great weight on helping students unlock their individual potential and empower them to push past their own perceived boundaries. I believe that a strong foundation of knowledge is vital, and that learning should be engaging, non-threatening, and relevant to our existing patients and communities. I believe the classroom should always be a comfortable space to question and struggle in a safe environment, engage in open discussion, and stimulate professional growth. With various teaching methods I try to maximize preferred learning styles and continually foster a learner centered environment. I find inspiration from professionals who have continually challenged themselves to move beyond the status quo and I hope to inspire the same passion for lifelong learning and pursuit of knowledge in my students.


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.