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Shana Harrington PT, PhD, SCS, MTC - Assistant Professor, Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences

 Shana Harrington PT, PhD, SCS, MTC 

 Assistant Professor, Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences


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 competitive swimmers.


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.