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Sean Gallivan, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT

Director of Clinical Education; Associate Clinical Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Department of Physical Therapy


Email: Sean Gallivan, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT
Phone: 937-229-5606
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 207F
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, University of Dayton, 2019
  • M.S.P.T., Duke University, 1994
  • B.S. in Education, University of Dayton, 1991

Licensures & Certifications

  • Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Academy of Brain Injury Specialists
  • Certified in NeuroDevelopmental Treatment, Adult Hemiplegia, NeuroDevelopmental Treatment Association
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Americal Physical Therapy Association

Professional Activities

  • Committee on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education
  • Sinclair Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program Advisory Board
  • Edison Technical College Physical Therapist Assistant Program Advisory Board and Clinical Education Advisory Board
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Ohio Brain Injury Association
  • NeuroDevelopmental Theory Association
  • Catholic Medical Association

Research Interests

  • Novice to expert professional development of physical therapist clinicians
  • Quality in the clinical education of physical therapists

Selected Publications

Buccieri, K.M., Rodriguez, J., Smith, S.S., Robinson, R., Gallivan, S.P., & Frost, J.S. (2012). Director of Clinical Education Performance Assessment Surveys: A 360-Degree Assessment of the Unique Roles and Responsibilities of This Position in Physical Therapy Education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 26(3):13-24. View journal >>