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Dr. Harvey Wallmann, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Office: Tate Page Hall 409A
Dr. Harvey Wallmann is a professor and new Director of the Physical Therapy Program at Western Kentucky University (WKU), which is slated to start Fall semester 2012. He was previously at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) since 1997, where he was founding Director of the Physical Therapy Program and Chair of the Department, a position in which he served for 11 years; during that time, he also served one year as the Interim Dean for the School of Health and Human Sciences (2005-2006). Dr. Wallmann was extensively involved with the accreditation process and was directly responsible for UNLV's initial accreditation in 2000 and subsequent reaccreditation in 2005. Additionally he spearheaded the transition of UNLV's Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy to a Doctoral degree program. Dr. Wallmann received a BA in Movement and Sports Science from Purdue University in 1985, a MS degree with an emphasis in exercise physiology from Purdue University in 1986, a MS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1989, and a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree (in Physical Therapy) from Loma Linda University in 2000. He has advanced training and skills in manual techniques of the spine and extremities with his primary work experience being in orthopaedics and sports physical therapy. In addition to being a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), Dr. Wallmann is also a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) and served as the Chair of the Sports Specialty Council under the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) from 2008 through 2009. His research interests include foot and ankle, foot orthotic fabrication, gait training, the effects of stretching on performance, muscle fatigue, sports nutrition, and balance assessment.
Please click here to view the CV of Dr. Harvey W. Wallmann.