Shana Harrington PT, PhD, SCS, MTC
Assistant Professor, Clinical and Applied Movement
Before arriving at UNF’s Department of Clinical and
Applied Movement Sciences, Shana Harrington graduated with a PhD from the
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Harrington also studied
physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and
practiced as a physical therapist for 5 years prior to beginning her PhD. Much
of her research interests focuses on: patient-reported outcome measures, pain, function and quality of life in cancer
survivors, as well as understanding factors that contribute to shoulder pain in
Dr. Harrington has received three Transformational
Learning Opportunity (TLO) grants from UNF’s Office of Undergraduate Studies.
The TLOs involve Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students in immersive
experiences with veterans who are disabled and learning adaptive sport.
Building off of her TLO experiences, Dr. Harrington joined the Community Scholars
Program in the hopes of developing additional community-based experiences for
her DPT students.
As a Community Scholar she developed a CBTL experience
for the DPT students to more actively participate as a “buddy” in the First
Coast Kids Triathlon. More information about the design of the experience can
be found here. She also submitted the presentation “Service-Learning:
From Design to Assessment and Sustainability” for an educational session at the
2015 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. This
presentation, if accepted, will be co-presented with Dr. Mary Lundy from cohort
2 of the Community Scholars Program.
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