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Phone: 304-243-7201

Sheryl L. Holt, PT, MS

A 1978 graduate of Georgia State University Physical therapy program, 1999 graduate of Ohio State University School of Allied Medical Professions Advanced Masters Program, and a doctoral candidate at University of Kentucky Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. program, Sheryl Holt has over 35 years of clinical experience in the fields of adult and child neurology, developmental disability, neuromuscular disease, and school based practices. She served as the Director of SMA research at the Ohio State University Neuromuscular Research Division prior to shifting vocationally from clinical practice to academics. Prior to coming to Wheeling Jesuit University, Holt spent eight years as a professor of physical therapy at Walsh University, in North Canton, OH. Her teaching expertise was and is comprised of pediatric, neurologic, family system, and motor control content. She also has served vital roles in Assessment, outcomes research, curricular mapping, and course development. Holt's research interests include recovery and rehabilitation of children and adults with disability including specific regimens; disability and family systems, their perceptions and experiences; disability identity; and on-going qualitative research across multiple professional practice domains including school based therapy, child movement consciousness, and parent perceptions of disability. Sheryl has also worked overseas in medical missions associated with TEAM, the Evangelical Alliance Mission, and is committed to working with underserved populations and those for whom rehabilitation services are lacking. She is active in community youth sports, Parkinson's Disease support group education, and she serves on the board of the ALS Care Project.

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