Dr. Stasia Tapley

Dr. Stasia Tapley
Assc Prof & Clinic Coord DPT
Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of
Health and Human Services, College of
Sycamore Center for Wellness and Applied Medicine 250
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  • D.P.T. - Physical Therapy, The College of Saint Scholastica - 2014
  • B.S. - Physical Therapy, University of South Alabama - 1991
  • Other - Medical Sciences, University of South Alabama College of Medicine - 1988
  • B.A. - Psychology & Math, Vanderbilt University - 1984

Teaching Interests

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy<br>Clinical Education<br>Clinical Documentation

Research Interests

  • Professionalism and Service Learning in DPT Education

Dr. Tapley has over 30 years of experience working in the Physical Therapy profession. Stasia earned a B.A. degree in Psychology/Mathematics from Vanderbilt University, where she was an Honors Student and Captain and Founding Member of the Vanderbilt Dance Team. She earned her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama, and also completed advanced training in Basic Medical Science. She earned her DPT degree from the College of St. Scholastica. She has practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings, including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and pediatrics. Dr. Tapley also has served in administrative roles, and has worked extensively with student physical therapists in clinical education for over 20 years. Dr. Tapley teaches Pediatrics and serves as the Director of Clinical Education for the DPT program.

Stasia is passionate about finding ways to improve the quality of life for children with physical challenges, through clinical practice, teaching, research and community service.