Janet Tankersley

Assistant Professor

Janet Tankersley

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy


Dr. Tankersley received her associate and bachelor degrees in physical therapy from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A. T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. She is currently a PhD candidate in Pediatric Science at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) in Provo, Utah. Dr. Tankersley is a board certified clinical specialist in pediatrics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She has 25 years of experience in pediatric physical therapy practice and 15 years of experience in graduate level physical therapy education. Dr. Tankersley currently teaches the clinical education curriculum and pediatric content for the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at AU. She is chair of the clinical education committee and covers the adult hemophilia clinic.

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  • EC 1320


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

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

  • AS, Physical Therapist Assistant Medical College of Georgia, 1990


  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor American Physical Therapy Association, 2010

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


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

  • Licensed Physical Therapist Georgia Secretary of State, 1996

  • PTL Georgia Secretary of State, 1996

  • CPR and AED Certification American Heart Association, 2015

Awards & Honors

  • 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

  • CAHS Distinguished Alumnus for Loyalty Alumni Award Augusta University College of Allied Health Sciences, 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PTHP 9292

    Clinical Experience II
  • PTHP 8191

    Clinical Experience I
  • PTHP 9152

  • PTHP 9116

    Prof Prac Expectations 6
  • PTHP 7111

    Prof Prac Expectations I
  • PTHP 9393

    Clinical Experience III
  • PTHP 7303

    Research III

Teaching Interests

Clinical Education and Pediatrics


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. Clinical interests include all aspects of pediatric practice.

Department Service

  • 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
  • Clinical Education Committee 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

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

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Allied Health Sciences Practice Plan- ACERM Committee 2016 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS Global Health Committee 2013 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair
  • CAHS Strategic Planning Committee 2011 - 2013

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Audit, Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management Committee of the Augusta Health System Board 2013 - Present

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

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

    Role: Committee Member
  • GRU Vision Committee 2013 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • YMCA: Camp Ivey 2015 - Present

    Role: Board of Advisors of a Company
  • 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