Karen E McIntyre, PT, DPT
 Title: Associate Professor - Clinical
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: HS 108
 Phone: 216-687-3903,  216-687-3903
 Email: K.VITAK@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 108, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
D.P.T, Arcadia University, 2002
M.S., Physical Therapy, Arcadia University, 2000
B.S., Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 1998
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. McIntyre is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences and a member of the Graduate Faculty.  She also serves the DPT Program as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE).  Prior to coming to Cleveland State University, she worked as a Senior Physical Therapist at the Cleveland Clinic.  Her clinical background includes evaluation and treatment of both adults and children in the acute and outpatient environments.  While at the Cleveland Clinic, she was instrumental in the development of a new Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis clinic.  Dr. McIntyre has traveled to Jamaica, Peru, and Belize providing pro bono physical therapy services in underrepresented areas. Her research interests are focused on educational methods such as experiential learning, service-learning, as well as others.
 
Honors and Awards:
-Credentialed Trainer for the American Physical Therapy Association's Level I Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program; awarded October 2012 for period from February 2013-2016
-American Physical Therapy Association's Level II Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, March 2010
-Outstanding Allied Health Educator Award, Cleveland Clinic, Spring 2009
-American Physical Therapy Association's Level I Basic Credentialed Clinical Instructor, October 2006
 
Research Interests:
Educational methods including experiential learning & service-learning
Physical Therapy Clinical Education including development of the PT-PTA Partnership
Service-learning Experiences in Physical Therapy, including international experiences
 
Teaching Areas:
PT Clinical Education
PT Professional Issues
Interactions/Communication
Acute Care Physical Therapy
 
Professional Affiliations:
-American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): Member of Education & Health Policy Sections; Member of Clinical Educators & Global Health Special Interest Groups
-Northeast Ohio Clinical Education Council (NEOCEC) - Chair
-Ohio Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs for Clinical Education - CSU representative
 
Professional Experience:
Senior Physical Therapist, Cleveland Clinic January 2001-July 2009
 
University Service:
College of Sciences and Health Professions (COSHP) Service:
o Member, COSHP Faculty Affairs Committee: spring 2014
o Member, COSHP Safety Committee: fall 2010-present
o Reviewed Full Proposal for Youngstown State Master of Respiratory Care: January 2011

School of Health Sciences (HSC) Service:
o Member, Curriculum Committee: fall 2013-spring 2014; fall 2010-spring 2011
o Member, Search Committee for Clinical Assistant Professor in DPT Program: spring 2012
o Participant in other School activities including annual retreats, School meetings, MOT and SPH Distinguished Speaker Days, and numerous faculty searches for positions within HSC

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Service:
o Director of Clinical Education: spring 2011-present
o Chair, DPT Program Outcomes Committee: fall 2010-spring 2013
o Member, DPT Program Outcomes Committee: fall 2013-present
o Member, DPT Program Curriculum Committee: fall 2009-present
o Member, DPT Program Lifespan Task Force: spring 2011
o Member, DPT Teaching Technology Enhancement Committee: fall 2009-spring 2010
o Member, DPT Program Admissions Committee: spring 2010
o DPT Student Advising for DPT Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
 
Professional Service:
-Volunteer Chair, Northeast Ohio Clinical Education Council  (2008 - present)
-Cleveland State University Representative, The Ohio Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs for Clinical Education  (2010 - present)
o Member, Mentorship & Service Committee (summer 2012 - present)
o Member, Conference Planning Committee (2013)
-American Physical Therapy Association, Education Section - volunteer moderator for Platform Presentations at Combined Sections Meetings (February 2010, 2011; January 2013)
-National Senior Games volunteer for fitness screenings in Cleveland, OH (July 19, 2013)
-Ohio Physical Therapy Association State Advocacy Day (May 17, 2011)
-American Physical Therapy Association Federal Advocacy Day (June 9, 2011)
-Provided Pro Bono Physical Therapy services through Medical Ministry International:
o Arequipa, Peru  (August 2009)
o St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica  (January 2000 as student at Arcadia University)
-Led student service-learning experience in San Ignacio, belize (August 2012)
 
Community Service:
-American Heart Association: Member, Young Professionals Board; Chair of Education Committee for YP Board  (September 2013 - present)
-Fundraising and volunteer service with multiple organizations addressing health-related and community issues including:
o Shoes and Clothes for Kids: Member, Luau on the Lake Host Committee (summer 2013,2014)
o Northeast District of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (NEOPTA) & Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA) Charities Volunteer  (June 2010, 2012)
o Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure  (September 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
o Hydrocephalus Support Group of Northeast Ohio: fundraising participant and volunteer with activities for children (August 2010, 2011)
o Camp Cheerful's Fresh Air Camp for children with disabilities (June 2010)
o Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland Walk (October 2010, 2011)
o Cleveland Chapter of the Foundation for Community Betterment - Member (2010-2011)