Janet Tankersley

Assistant Dean of Clinical Practice

Janet Tankersley

Assistant Dean of Clinical Practice

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy

Bio

Janet B. Tankersley PT, DPT, PhD is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Clinical Practice in the College of Allied Health Sciences and Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at Augusta University. Dr. Tankersley received her associate and bachelor degrees in physical therapy from Medical College of Georgia (currently Augusta University) in Augusta, Ga., her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A. T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona, and her PhD in Pediatric Science at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. Dr. Tankersley is a Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has over 25 years of experience in pediatric physical therapy practice. She also has 20 years of experience in graduate level physical therapy education. Dr. Tankersley currently teaches the clinical education curriculum and pediatric curriculum for the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at AU and is the Chief Administrator of the AUHPA. Dr. Tankersley remains active in clinical practice at Children’s Hospital of Georgia and directs the AU Physical Therapy faculty/student pro-bono clinic.

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  • EC 1320

Education

  • Ph.D., Pediatrics Rocky Mountain University of H, 2019

  • DPT, Physical Therapy/Therapist A. T. Still University of Heal, 2005

  • BS, Physical Therapy/Therapist Medical College of Georgia, 1996

  • AS, Physical Therapy Technician/As Medical College of Georgia, 1990

Certifications

  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor American Physical Therapy Association, 2010

  • Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2018

  • CPR and AED Certification American Heart Association, 2015

  • PTL Georgia Secretary of State, 1996

  • ABPTSP ABPTSP, 2008

  • Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2008

  • Licensed Physical Therapist Georgia Secretary of State, 1996

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inductee Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2020

  • CAHS Distinguished Faculty Service Award AU College of Health Sciences, 2018

  • AU Scholarly Activity Award Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, 2018

  • Richard P. Nielsen Student Service Award Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2014

  • Alpha Eta Honor Society 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PTHP 9292

    Clinical Experience II
  • PTHP 8243

    Medical Conditions III
  • PTHP 7212

    Prof Prac Expectations II
  • PTHP 8315

    Prof Practice Expectations 5
  • PTHP 9152

    Pediatrics
  • PTHP 9393

    Clinical Experience III
  • PTHP 8361

    Management

Teaching Interests

Clinical Education and Pediatrics

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Compendium of Common Adult and Pediatric Neuromuscular Diagnoses., 2018
    Book, Chapter in Textbook-New

Research Interests

Research interests include physical therapy management of children with blood disorders. Physical therapy management of patient's with hemophilic arthropathy. Clinical interests include all aspects of pediatric practice.

Department Service

  • Developing Pediatric Residency in Coordination with CHOG 2020 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Faculty Search Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Coordinator of the DPT faculty/student pro bono clinic at Christ Community Health Services. 2012 - Present

    Role: Other
  • AUHealth Augusta University Medical Center 2011 - Present

    Role: Other
  • AUHealth Children’s Hospital of Georgia 2011 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Interprofessional Development School Development Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Board Member AU Health Professions Associates 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • College of Allied Health Sciences representative to the AU Faculty Senate Governance & Communications Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Search Committee Interview for Multicultural Student Engagement Director - 2020

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • President, AU Health Professions Associates, Inc. 2018 - 2020

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Faculty Workload Task Force- Clinical & Faculty Practice Work Group 2019 - Present

    Role: Task Force Member
  • Institutional Study Abroad Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Audit, Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management Committee of the Augusta Health System Board 2013 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Regents Health System Board 2012 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member
  • GRU Vision Committee 2013 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Research Committee of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Consortium of Clinical Educators 2014 - Present

    Role: Officer, Treasurer
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy: Journal of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • DPT faculty/student pro bono clinic with Christ Community Health Services 2012 - Present

    Role: Director
  • American Academy of Adaptive Sports Programs 2000 - Present

    Role: Other