Amanda Sharp

Associate Director, DPT Program
Director of Student Affairs
Assistant Professor


  • What do you love most about teaching? Having the opportunity to connect with students and to walk with them during an incredibly rewarding yet challenging time in their lives.
  • What do you love most about Minnesota? The endless resources, energy, and inter-connectedness within the University provides me with an excitement and enthusiasm with which to approach each day! We also have some amazing summer months. 

Awards & Recognition

  • University of Minnesota, Leadership and Service Award, Gender and Sexuality Center, 2017
  • Chris Crivello Service Scholarship, WI PT Association, 2008
  • Jean L. Roland Memorial Scholarship, UW-PT Program, 2008


Professional Associations

  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association, 2007-Present
  • Member, Academy of Physical Therapy Education,                                      2015-Present
  • Member, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2007-Present
  • Member, Health Policy and Administration Section, 2019-Present
  • Member, Association for the Study of Higher Education, 2019-Present

Research Summary

Research Summary/Interests

Professional Areas of Interest:

  • Higher education administration
  • Clinical education and effective clinical teaching
  • Management of delirium in hospitalized patients


I. Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Brown N, Luna S, LaLonde A. The Jar of Truthiness: A novel class activity to develop leaders with integrity. J Phys Ther Educ. 2019;33(1):16-22.
  2. Anderson K, LaLonde A. Development of a women’s/ pelvic health specialty clinical experience. J Phys Ther Educ. 2019;33(2):108-112. https://DOI: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000077
  3. North S, Sharp A. Embracing Change in the Pursuit of Excellence: Transitioning to the Clinical Internship Evaluation Tool for Student Clinical Performance Assessment. J Phys Ther Educ. (in review)
  4. Sharp A, Schmidt A, Casto C, Van de Winckel A. Lapses in Professional Behavior Identified by Students of Physical Therapy. J Phys Ther Educ. (in review)
  5. Myers, K., Bilyeu, C., Covington, K., Sharp, A. Clinical Teaching Competencies in Physical Therapist Education: A Modified Delphi Study. Physical Therapy Journal. 2022;102(7):1-12.
  6. Andersen, E., Kelly, T., Keller-Ross, M., Sharp, A., Brunsvold, M. (2022). Active rehabilitation in a patient during and after venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with a diagnosis of covid-19. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 13(1), 8-15. doi:
  7. Hartman, J., Sharp, A., Van de Winckel, A., Tetreault, K., & Pechak, C. (in press). Exploring the Characteristics of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Intending to Work in Medically Underserved Areas. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
  8. Bilyeu, C., Sharp, A., Myers, K. (2021). Perspective for Change: establishing the need for clinical instructor competencies in physical therapist education. Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy, 3, 1-6. doi:
  9. Sharp, A., Herrman, D. (2021). Disability and Physical Therapy: A Complicated Relationship, an Uncertain Path Forward. Physical Therapy, 101(7). doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab085
  10. Sharp, A ., Schmidt, A., Casto, C., & van de Winckel, A. (2021). Lapses in professional behavior identified by students of physical therapy. Journal of Allied Health, 50(2), E53-E57.
  11. North, S., Sharp, A. (2020). Embracing Change in the Pursuit of Excellence: Transitioning to the Clinical Internship Evaluation Tool for Student Clinical Performance Assessment. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 4(34), 313-320. doi: DOI: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000154

II. Electronic Publications

  1. LaLonde A. See Me. J Hum Rehabil. 2017.
  2. LaLonde A. Dual Impact. J Hum Rehabil. 2016.

III. Peer-reviewed Oral Presentations at Professional Meetings, Conferences, etc.

  1. LaLonde (Sharp) A, North S. Student Performance Assessment in the Clinical Learning Environment: Taking the Leap from CPT to CIET. Combined Sections Meeting, Denver, CO; February 2020. 
  2. Bilyeu C, LaLonde (Sharp) A, Myers K. Raising the Proverbial Bar: Development of a Novel Tool to Assess Clinical Educators. Combined Sections Meeting, Denver, CO; February 2020. 
  3. Schmidt A, Casto C, La.Londe (Sharp) A. Lapses in Professional Behavior Identified By Students of Physical Therapy (poster). Combined Sections Meeting, Denver, CO; February 2020.
  4. LaLonde A, Anderson K. Development of Specialized Clinical Experiences: Innovation and Collaboration. Educational Leadership Conference, Bellevue, WA; October 18-20, 2019. 
  5. North S, LaLonde A, Innovating Quality Clinical Education Relationships: Using Data to Reduce Partner Volume and Build CI Engagement. Educational Leadership Conference, Bellevue, WA; October 18-20, 2019.

Teaching Summary


PT 6213- Clerkship I: Physical Therapy-Legal and Ethical Considerations, Coordinator, 18 contact hours (10 lecture, 8 clinic/coordinator)

PT 6214- Clerkship II: Documentation and Reimbursement, Coordinator, 17.5 contact hours (10.5 lecture, 7 clinic/coordinator)

PT6215- Clerkship III: The Physical Therapist in Today’s Society, Coordinator, 18 contact hours (5 lecture, 13 coordinator)

PT6216- Clerkship IV: Advocacy and Adjustment to Disability, Coordinator, 31 contact hours (4 lecture, 27 coordinator)

PT 6295, 6296, 6297, 6298- Clinical Internship I-IV, Internship Coordinator (hours reflected in administrative appointment)

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, Geriatrics 2017-Present
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Certified Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Trainer 2017-Present
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Credentialed Clinical Instructor 2015-Present
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Sharp, A. N., (Panelist), Herrman, D., (Panelist), Caston, S., (Moderator), Masterton, I., (Panelist), Kennedy, W., (Panelist) "Physical Therapy and Critical Perspectives of Disability", CHEP Evening Series , ACAPT, June 22, 2022.
Sharp, A. N. "Availability of Technical Standards, Disability Office, and Accommodation Information in Physical Therapist Programs", Annual Meeting, Alliance for Disability in Healthcare Education, June 09, 2022.



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