Amanda N. Sharp, PT, DPT, GCS

Associate Director, Division of Physical Therapy

Amanda N. Sharp

Contact Info

sharp@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-4691

Fax 612-625-4274

Office Address:
Division of Physical Therapy
311 Children's Rehab Ctr
426 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Division of Physical Therapy
MMC 388
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Director, Division of Physical Therapy

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Director of Clinical Education, Division of Physical Therapy


Doctoral Degree, College of St. Scholastica (Physical Therapy), 2014

PhD, University of Minnesota (Higher Education), Anticipated 2023

Masters Degree, University of Wisconsin (Physical Therapy), 2008

BA, University of Wisconsin (Dance), 2003

Summary

  • 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

Research Summary/Interests

Professional Areas of Interest:

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

Publications

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. https://doi.org/10.1097/JTE.0000000000000073
  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)

II. Electronic Publications

  1. LaLonde A. See Me. J Hum Rehabil. 2017. https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/journalofhumanitiesinrehabilitation/2018/04/30/see-me/
  2. LaLonde A. Dual Impact. J Hum Rehabil. 2016. https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/journalofhumanitiesinrehabilitation/.

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

Courses

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

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