PTA Faculty Biographies

Kelly Terry, DPT, MS, ATC
Professor & Academic Director / Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Bachelor of Arts – Athletic Training – Marshall University
  • Master of Science – Health & Physical Education – Marshall University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Slippery Rock University

Her twenty years of clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics, long-term care, and pediatric/geriatric rehabilitation. She practices clinically for Genesis Rehab Services at Woodlands Retirement Community. Kelly is the Coordinator of Clinical Education and has sixteen years of full time academic experience as a clinical director & professor. She currently serves as faculty council President and is actively involved in institutional general education program assessment.

WV & OH 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, member of the State Research Committee. CAPTE Onsite reviewer as a team leader.

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 150 – Clinical Practice I
  • PTA 220/L – Orthopedic Rehabilitation / Lab
  • PTA 240 – Clinical Practice II
  • PTA 250 – Specialized PT Interventions
  • PTA 260 – Clinical Practice III
Jacqueline “Adelle” Nicholas PTA
Instructor/Full Time Faculty

AAS in Physical Therapists Assistant-Marshall University Community and Technical College

Adelle has 21+ years of clinical experience having worked in numerous settings including acute care, home health and skilled nursing. She has seen many patients over the years with a variety of conditions with areas of emphasis in critical care areas (cardiac) and vestibular disorders. She is a graduate of our program and has been adjunct faculty in the program since the fall of 2019.

Adelle is a licensed PTA in the state of WV and holds an inactivate one in the state of KY. She is a member of the APTA and a credentialed CI by the APTA.

Having practiced in the field as a PTA for the last 21 years Adelle understands the education and communication skills needed for the career. Her insight in to current clinical knowledge will enhance the students learning experience as she continues to work on a PRN basis in a local hospital.

Current Teaching Responsibilities

  • PTA 120 Patient Care Skills
  • PTA 120L Patient Care Skills Lab
  • PTA 130 Functional Anatomy and Procedures
  • PTA 200 Pathological Conditions
  • PTA 230L Adult Rehabilitation Lab
  • PTA 250 Specialized PT Interventions
  • PTA 270 Seminar
Caleb Rhodes, PT, DPT
Adjunct Instructor

Bachelor of Science– Psychology – West Virginia University

Doctor of Physical Therapy – West Virginia University

His three years of clinical experience includes: long-term care and geriatric rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics. He practices clinically for Huntington Health and Rehabilitation and for St. Mary’s Hospital outpatient clinics.

WV licensed as a Physical Therapist and current member of the APTA and APTA WV and served as an APTA Centennial Scholar in 2021.

Teaching Responsibilities:

PTA 130L – Functional Anatomy and Procedures Laboratory

Andrea Martell, MS, PT
Adjunct Instructor

Bachelor of Science—Exercise Sports Science and Biology – Carthage College

Master of Physical Therapy — Midwestern University

 Her 21 years of clinical experience includes:  skilled nursing, inpatient rehab hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient therapy and home health. 

Currently employed as the Clinical Director and Lead Clinician for ATI Physical Therapy

Licensed as a Physical Therapist in IL and IN

Teaching Responsibilities:

PTA  160- Neuroanatomy and Physiology

PTA 230-Adult Rehabilitation

This site collects Cookie Data