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Elizabeth Francis Giles, PT, PhD

Director of Clinical Education
Senior Lecturer, Physical Therapy
3118 Health Sciences Bldg
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
Office Phone: 757.683.6112
Fax: 757.683.4410
Email: egiles@odu.edu


Bachelor of Science
Physical Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia

Master of Science
Community Health Education
Old Dominion University

Doctor of Philosophy
Health Services Research
Old Dominion University


Virginia Board of Physical Therapy Direct Access Certification, 2008
APTA Credentialed Clinical Trainer, 1997-2003
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 1997 - Present


Giles, Elizabeth Francis (2002). A Proposed Program Evaluation Model for Physical Therapy Clinical Education. Journal of Global Awareness, 3(1), pp. 54-65.

Giles, Elizabeth Francis (2002). Fostering excellence in a diverse world. [Contributed to]. PT - Magazine of Physical Therapy, 10(4), 40-43.

Giles, Elizabeth Francis (2004). PT's confront minority health and health disparities. [Contributed to]. PT - Magazine of Physical Therapy, 14(5), 42-47.

Giles, Elizabeth Francis (2006). Mentoring, education and diversity. [Feature Cover and Sidebar]. PT - Magazine of Physical Therapy, 14(1), 48.

Giles, Elizabeth Francis (2002). Research in minority health disparities: what needs to be done and how physical therapists can become involved. [Contributed to]. PT - Magazine of Physical Therapy, 14 (5), 60-64.

Platform Presentations

"Linking Clinicians to the DPT: A Transition DPT Needs Assessment Study". Annual Conference of the Virginia Physical Therapy Association, October 19, 2001.


Golden Key International Honour Society, 2007
Carnegie Who's Who of Executives and Professionals, 2006
Who's Who in Health Sciences Education, 2003
The John L. Echternach Research Award, VPTA, 2001
The Barbara Jordan Community Service Award, Old Dominion University, 2001
APTA Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award, 2000
Who's Who Among Students In American Universities And Colleges, 1998
The Alpha Eta Society, 1997
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1992

Administrative and Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Director of Clinical Education, School of Physical Therapy
Chair, Clinical Education Advisory Committee

Spring Semester:
PT 656 - Clinical Problem Solving II
PT 873 - Clinical Internship IV
PT 874 - Clinical Internship V

Summer Semester:
PT 669 - Clinical Internship I
PT 871 - Clinical Internship II
PT 872 - Clinical Internship III

Professional Memberships and Community Service

American Physical Therapy Association

Committee on Cultural Competence, 2003-2006; Chair, 2005-2006
Member, Section on Education
Member, Section on Health Policy and Administration

Virginia Physical Therapy Association

Nominating Committee Chair - Tidewater District, 2006-2008

Virginia - District of Columbia Consortium for Clinical Education

President 1999 - 2001
Treasurer 1997-1999