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Professor & Academic Director

Travis H. Carlton, PTA, EdS, MS

Travis Carlton

  • A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant, St. Phillips College
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology, Southwest Missouri State University
  • Master of Science - Health Services Administration, Southwest Baptist University
  • Master of Science - Educational Specialist, Marshall University

Thirty-two years of clinical experience to include Balboa Hospital (San Diego, CA), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (PA) and Whidbey Island Naval Hospital, (Seattle, WA). Twenty-two years of academic experience as program director and professor. WV licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant and certified as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Professional service has included the Northeast Regional Director & Executive Committee Member for the National Assembly of Physical Therapist Assistants of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Member of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Board of Directors as the Representative Body of the National Assembly of PTA’s Chairman.

Current Teaching Responsibilities

  • PTA 100 - Intro to Physical Therapy
  • PTA 120 - Patient Care Skills
  • PTA 130 - Functional Anatomy & Procedures
  • PTA 130L - Functional Anatomy & Procedures Lab
  • PTA 200 - Pathological Conditions
  • PTA 230L - Adult Rehabilitation Lab
  • PTA 270 - PTA Seminar (Capstone)

Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator

Kelly Terry, DPT, MS, ATC

Kelly Terry

  • Bachelor of Arts - Athletic Training - Marshall University
  • Master of Science – Health & Physical Education - Marshall University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Slippery Rock University

Her fourteen years of clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics, long-term care and geriatric rehabilitation. She practices clinically for Genesis Rehab Services at Woodlands Retirement Community. She is the Coordinator of Clinical Education.

WV licensed as a Physical Therapist and certified as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association. Professional service includes WV State Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates and member of the WVPTA Education Committee.

Being a native of the region, Kelly understands the needs of the community and has established a very positive rapport with the clinical facilities which will foster the continued growth of the programs clinical resources.

Current Teaching Responsibilities

  • PTA 110/L - Physical Therapy Modalities / Lab
  • PTA 120/L - Patient Care Skills / Lab
  • PTA 150 - Clinical Practice II
  • PTA 220/L - Orthopedic Rehabilitation / Lab
  • PTA 240 - Clinical Practice III
  • PTA 250 - Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • PTA 260 - Clinical Practice IV

Lead Adjunct

Mary Lou Sullivan

mary Lou Sullivan

Mary Lou has served the program as an adjunct faculty member, advisory committee member and professional mentor to students and program faculty since its inception in 1997.

 Her thirty plus years of clinical experience has focused on inpatient rehabilitation to include such skilled care as stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation.

Having served as the Director of Rehabilitation for the HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Huntington for over 20 years, she brings an invaluable wealth of experience into the classroom.

Current Teaching Responsibilities

  • PTA 160 - Neuroanatomy & Physiology
  • PTA 230 - Adult Rehabilitation