Yi-Po Chiu, PT, MHS, PhD, CEEAA

Yi-Po_Chiu
Director of Admissions, Professor
Email: chiuy@marshall.edu
Phone: 304-696-5618
Office Location: SOPT 137

Education:
BS, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 1995
MHS, University of Florida, 2001
PhD, University of Florida, 2007
Graduate, APTA Education Leadership Institute Fellowship Program, 2020

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Expertise:
Neurological Physical Therapy; Geriatrics/Gerontology
Research/Scholarly Interests:
Movement analysis in people with neurological dysfunction (Eshkol Wachman Movement Notation); balance assessment/training in people with central and peripheral neurological disorders.
Teaching Philosophy:
The field of physical therapy is evolving every day, so I focus on students’ development of active learning. Evidence-based clinical practice that can improve and advance our profession has been an ongoing emphasis in physical therapy. The graduates of a Doctoral of Physical Therapy program need to develop strong clinical skills, as well as possess the essential abilities to comprehend, interpret, apply existing scientific findings, and conduct clinical research. Learning should be exciting, stimulating and challenging. As an instructor, I believe I should encourage my students to freely ask questions. As I do not always know all the answers, I also expect that, through open/sound discussion, students and I will collaboratively select/decide appropriate solutions to a specific question or situation based on scientific evidence. Besides, critical inquiry can help us organize our thoughts and reflect how much we have learned. This type of exercise always benefits both students and the instructor. I enjoy learning with my students!

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Accreditation

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.

The MU SOPT is a proud member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).

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.