Tonya Miller, PT, DPT, PhD Associate Professor Academic and Program Lead Doctor of Physical Therapy
Tonya Miller PT, DPT Ph.D. is the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Lead at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. In this role, Tonya coordinates program curriculum, accreditation, and student success. Her professional interest consists of Equitable Healthcare, Healthcare Management, Leadership, and Clinical Professional Development. Tonya presents on state and national levels on a variety of healthcare leadership topics and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on issues related to the LGBTQIA+ communities bringing her own lived experience and healthcare leadership background into the discussion.
Tonya believes in community engagement and is an active community and professional organization volunteer. She serves on both local and national level boards including the American Physical Therapy Association’s PT Proud Committee, Cumberland & Perry County Domestic Violence Shelter, Cumberland County Commission for Women, and PA Vent Camp, a camp for ventilator-dependent children, in which she is the Executive Director.
Social Determinants of Health
1: The role of physical activity and education in the quality of life for marginalized populations
2: Physical Therapy Services for the LGBTQAI+ population
3: The use of standardized behavioral assessment tools in healthcare leadership
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Doctor of Philosophy in Administration and Leadership Studies 2018
Department of Sociology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA
Doctor of Physical Therapy 2007
Department of Physical Therapy
Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Master of Physical Therapy 1992
Department of Physical Therapy
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Philadelphia PA
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HU professor to present at American Physical Therapy Association conference
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