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APTA Geriatrics delivered a free-webinar on Thursday, March 19 for PTs and PTAs working in academic settings who teach geriatric content and are affected by campus shutdowns related to the COVID-19. This webinar will include a sharing of knowledge and resources to promote immediate and effective online teaching resources and strategies. Academic programs are working to continuing to facilitate and promote student learning as the COVID-19 virus changes our daily routine. Discussions will include ideas to continue with labs, practicals, online test taking, and teaching strategies. This session will consist of a short presentation about known widely, available resources and will extend to the audience to share ideas.

Meet our Presenters

Mariana Wingood is currently a Program Director for Evidence in Motion where she teaches hybrid and online courses, a lecturer at the University of Vermont, and a full time PhD student. She has practiced in various settings, including orthopedic outpatient, neuromuscular outpatient, a falls clinic, skilled nursing facility, and inpatient rehab. She is an active member of the National Council on Fall Risk Awareness and Prevention, Gerontology Society of America, and Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Her research focuses on PA promotion among physical therapists.

Susan Wenker, PT, PhD, GCS-Emeritus is an assistant professor (CHS) in the UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She earned her BS at UW-La Crosse and her Masters and PhD degrees at UW-Madison through the School of Education. She is actively involved in the APTA Geriatrics with a scholarly focus on aging adults, exercise, and PT students’ attitudes and beliefs about dementia. Additionally, she teaches the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Course, is an instructor for the Advanced Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. She has authored several monographs and book chapters. Dr. Wenker serves on multiple committees across the UW-Madison campus and is the current Director of Education in the APTA Geratrics. Dr. Wenker received the Joan Mills award and Distinguished Educator award in 2020 from the APTA Geriatrics.

Myla “Myles” Quiben, PT, DPT, PhD, MS is a Professor and Chair at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center the Department Chair. She is a dual-board certified clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in both Neurologic and Geriatric Physical Therapy. Interprofessional collaboration is woven into her clinical and teaching areas in cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, neurology, and clinical medicine. She is a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, a Comprehensive Simulation Instructor though the Center for Medical Simulation. She has presented nationally and internationally on movement and functional outcomes, aging, frailty, and interprofessional education specifically at the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Institute, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Education Leadership Conference, and the Interprofessional Practice Symposium at UNTHSC. Myles serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, the Texas Geriatric Society, and is current Chair of the the ACAPT National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC). She serves as an APTA Clinical Instructor Trainer and is involved in committees across the professional organizations and has served as an advanced item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Geriatric Specialty Council, and American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a graduate of the APTA’s Education Leadership Institute and the Texas Physical Therapy Association's Tom Waugh Leadership Program. Dr. Quiben has been recognized nationally for her exemplary service and teaching and has been the recipient of APTA’s Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching (2017), the AGPT’s Distinguished Educator Award (2018), and APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award (2019).

Dr. Severin is a physical therapist and ABPTS certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist. He serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and is also a visiting clinical instructor at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Physical Therapy. He is currently in the dissertation stage of his Ph.D. in rehabilitation sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has extensive experience in teaching hybrid and online physical therapy and physiology curriculum at the graduate, professional, and post-professional level. Dr. Severin has been recognized as an expert educator by his peers, colleagues, and students. He was a winner of the 2019 UIC College of Applied Health Sciences Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence.

NOTE: We do NOT apply for CEU approval for Geriatrics webinars, however your state licensure may allow credits for this education activity. We do provide a certificate of attendance, which can be downloaded below. You will need to contact the agency or organization in your state, which handles your professional licensure, in order to determine whether credit is available for webinars, and without applications for approval.There is no survey to be completed for this webinar.

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  • Identify available resources to use in physical therapy and physical therapist assistant online geriatric, education.
  • Discuss benefits and barriers to implementation of various online teaching interventions of geriatric content.


  • Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Students
  • Veterans Administration (VA)

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Type:E-Learning Course
Domains:Geriatrics, COVID