Tina Whalen

Tina F Whalen


Dean; Professor

Health Sciences Building, G60F
3225 Eden Ave
PO Box 670394
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0394
Phone 513-558-7485
Fax 513-558-7494
Email tina.whalen@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Tina Whalen has been a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati since 1990. Her area of content expertise is Neurology, Neuro Rehabilitation, and Geriatrics. She is NDT Certified and has over 20 years of clinical experience. She has developed her teaching through educational coursework in her undergraduate preparation, masters program and transitional DPT coursework, continuing education seminars, student feedback and peer mentoring. She served as the PTA Program as Coordinator from 2002-2006, having previously served as the department's ACCE since 1990. She became a tenured faculty member at the University of Cincinnati in the Spring of 1996 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor during the 2001-2002 academic year. In September 2003 she became the Department Head for the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences assuming responsibilities for the A.A.S program in Physical Therapist Assisting Program, the Health Science B.S. Program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. In 2007 she assumed the role of "intern" in the Dean's office as a result of the training she received through the Women In Leadership Development (WILD) program she participated in at the University during AY 2005-2006. In AY 2008 she served as the University's representative in the Ohio Academic Leadership Academy and spent one day each week at Wright State University where she was involved with a retention project through WSU's University College. Tina has served the PT Profession as a item writer for the FSBPT examination and currently serves as a team leader for PTA Education on-site program review for the Commission for Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) She received certification from the American Physical Therapy Association as a trainer in the Voluntary Credentialing of Clinical Educators Program in 1998 and has conducted over 12 CI Credentialing courses to date. Tina also developed expertise in the use of the "Generic Abilities" for assessment of professional behavior in both PT and PTA students and has become involved with the promotion of the Service –Learning pedagogy in her courses. She continues to develop skill in incorporating cultural competencies into the PT and PTA curricula. Additionally, her training and development through the administrative leadership activities she has participated in over the past few years has given her the opportunity to represent the college and the academic health center on key university committees. Her ongoing work on these committees allows her to serve as a resource for the College of Allied Health Sciences as the College seeks to develop programs aimed at the continuous improvement in the support it offers to faculty, staff and students.


DPT: Chatham College 2004 (Physical Therapy)

MPA: University of Cincinnati 1985 (Public Administration)

BS: The Ohio State University 1979 (Physical Therapy)

EdD: The Union Institute and University 2012 (Educational Leadership)

Research and Practice Interests

Student Retention, Professional Behavior Development, Neuro and Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice

Positions and Work Experience

09-2003 -To Present Department Head, University of Cincinnati Dept of Rehabilitation Sciences,

09-1999 -To Present Associate Professor with Tenure, University of Cincinnati Dept of Rehabilitation Sciences,

09-1999 -09-2006 Director, PTA Program, University of Cincinnati Dept of Rehabilitation Sciences,

11-1994 -09-1999 Assistant Professor with Tenure, University of Cincinnati PTA Program,

05-1994 -09-1999 Program Coordinator, University of Cincinnati PTA Program,

09-1990 -11-1999 Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, University of Cincinnati PT and PTA Programs,

08-1990 -05-1994 Instructor, University of Cincinnati PTA Program,

02-1990 -07-1990 Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati PTA Program,

09-2006 -To Present Intern, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences,

05-1985 -01-1990 Senior Physical Therapist, Bethesda Physical Rehabilitation Outpatient Service, Cincinnati OH

1987 -1990 Consultant Physical Therapist, Mercy Home Health Agency,

1984 -1985 Staff Physical Therapist, Bethesda Hospital Inc,

1979 -1984 Staff Physical Therapist, University of Cincinnati Hospital, General Division,

Research Support

Grant: #OBR / COF 09-06 Investigators:Cook, Cynthia; Escoe, Gisela; Gaffney, James; Hammer, Victoria; Martin, Madeleine; Mitro, Joanna; Whalen, Tina 07-01-2010 -06-30-2014 Ohio Board of Regents Enhancing the Success of Future Health Professionals through Synergistic Cross-Collegiate Programming Role:Collaborator $1,516,500.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #1 D76 HP20866-01-00 Investigators:Whalen, Tina 09-01-2010 -08-31-2011 Health Resources and Services Administration Expanding Opportunities for Outreach and Training of Underrepresented Individuals in the Health Professions Role:PI $267,256.00 Closed Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Leugers R, Whalen T, Couch S, King E, Prendeville J (2009. ) Re-framing RPT Documents to Facilitate the Transformation of Service Learning Pedagogy to Community-Engaged Research Utilizing Kotter's Model for Change .Metropolitan Universities Journal, , 20 (2 ) ,

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Service Award AY2000 College of Allied Health Sciences

Excellence in Teaching - Tenured Faculty AY 2002 College of Allied Health Sciences


(University Grievance Committee ) Type:University/College Service 01-2008 -06-2008

(Department Head Review Committee - Linda Graeter ) Type:University/College Service 07-2007 -06-2008

(North Central Accreditation Steering Committee ) Type:University/College Service 03-2007 -To Present

(University's Business Engagement Task Force ) Type:University/College Service 03-2007 -To Present

(Academic Coordinating Committee ) Type:University/College Service 01-2007 -To Present

(Faculty Development Committee - Faculty Senate Subcommittee ) Type:University/College Service 07-2006 -06-2007

(C-Ring Selection Commitee ) Type:University/College Service 2006 -To Present

(CAHS Administrative Council ) Type:University/College Service 09-2003 -To Present


Physical therapy, professional abilities, cultural competence, service-learning,CAPTE accred., CI Cred. training

Professional Affiliation

2000 -To Present: Member Area Health Education Advisory Board,

1979 -To Present: Member American Physical Therapy Association - Ohio Chapter,

1992 -To Present: Member APTA Education Section,

2000 -2006: Program Representative Ohio Consortium of PTA Educators,

1996 -2001: Program Representative Ohio Consortium of PT Educators,

1991 -1991: Member APTA Neurology Section,

1995 -2000: Member Southwest Ohio Consortium of PT Education,

1980 -1985: Member National Arthritis Foundation - Arthritis Health Profession Section,

1980 -1982: Member Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation,

1983 -1989: Member Arthritis Foundation - Patient Information and Education Committee,

2006 -To Present: PTA Education Program Accreditator CAPTE,

1991 -1997: Southwest District Representative American Physical Therapy Association - Ohio Chapter,

1992 -1993: Member APTA Public Relations Committee,

1987 -1990: Chairman Southwest District Program Committee,

1996 -1996: Co-Founder Clinical Educators Round Table Sessions (CERTS),

1990 -1990: Southwest District Chairman Auction Fundraiser for Legislative Activity,

Courses Taught

35-PT-871 PROFESSION ROLES I Level:Graduate

35-PT-872 PROFESSION ROLES II Level:Graduate

35-PT-873 PROFESSION ROLE III Level:Graduate

35-PTTN-274 APPLIED NEUROANATOM Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building, G60F
3225 Eden Ave
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0394
Phone: 513-558-7485
Fax: 513-558-7494