Ellen Lowe

Director of Clinical Education/Associate Professor

 

1974 - B.S. in Physical Therapy from Boston University
1995 - M.H.S in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from University of Indianapolis 
2006 - Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Touro University International 
2013 - Fellowship in Educational Leadership from the American Physical Therapy Association

Phone: (623) 925-4907
Email:  

Courses Taught
  • Physical Agents
  • Introduction to Professional Development and Patient Education
  • Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice II
  • Integrated Clinical Experience  I
  • Integrated Clinical Experience II
  • Clinical Internship I
  • Clinical Internship II
  • Clinical Internship III
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Pain Science
  • Physical Therapy Outcomes

Honors & Awards

Credentialed Trainer for the American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program


Publications and Presentations

Burke-Doe A., Lowe E., et al. Assessment and Implementation of Evidence Based Pain Competencies in Prelicensure Physical Therapy Curriculum. Poster Presentation World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress.  July 2-4 2017.  Cape Town, South Africa

Burke-Doe, A., Lowe E., et al.  Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Pain in Interprofessional Education, A multifaceted Dilemma.  “Poster Presentation World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress.  July 2-4 2017.  Cape Town, South Africa

McNulty S., Burke-Doe A., Lowe E., et al. Implementing Evidence Based Pain Competencies into Prelicensure Occupational and Physical Therapy Curriculum.” Poster Presentation American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting. May 11-14, 2016 Austin Texas.

Burke-Doe A., Lowe E., et al. Assessment and Implementation of Evidence Based Pain Competencies in Entry Level Physical Therapist Education. Poster Presentation Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Academic Resource Conference. April 6-8 2016. Garden Grove, CA.

Burke-Doe A., Lowe E., et al.  Implementing Evidence Based Pain Competencies into Prelicensure Occupational and Physical Therapy Curriculum. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Platform Presentation April 7-10, 2016. Chicago IL.

Burke Doe A., Lowe E., et al. Assessment and Implementation of Evidence Based Pain Competencies in Prelicensure Physical Therapy curriculum.  Platform Presentation CSM Meeting, APTA.  February 17-20, 2016. Anaheim, CA.

Lowe E:  Ethics for Practice: Ethical responsibilities in recognizing and reporting patient abuse.  Plum Health Care, April 29, 2014 (approved for CA CEU credit)

Lowe E:  Ethics for Practice: Ethical responsibilities in recognizing and reporting patient abuse.  Sharp Health Care, November 10, 2014 (approved for CA CEU credit)

Lowe E:  Ethics for Practice: Ethical responsibilities in recognizing and reporting patient abuse.  San Diego District of CA Physical Therapy Association, July 30, 2014 (approved for CA CEU credit)

Lowe E and Turbow D, Systemizing a faculty-driven assessment process.  Live Text Assessment & Collaboration Conference. July 22, 2013. Chicago, IL.

Nitsch, W, Lowe, E, The Successes and Challenges of Implementing a Programmatic Outcome Plan at a Multi-Campus University: A Case Report APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Portland, OR Oct. 2013

Lowe E: Ethics for Practice: Ethical considerations in the use of social media, San Diego District of CA PTA, July 24, 2013 (Approved for CEU Credit)

Nitsch, W, Lowe, E, The Successes and Challenges of Implementing a Programmatic Outcome Plan at a Multi-Campus University: A Case Report Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference. San Diego, CA, April, 2013

Lowe E. Characteristics Affecting Performance Assessment of Physical Therapy Students. American Physical Therapy Association PT 2011 Annual Conference. National Harbor, MD, June 10, 2011

Lowe E, Gray, D. Outcomes of a Distance Entry Level Physical Therapy Program. American Physical Therapy Association PT 2011 Annual Conference. National Harbor, MD, June 10, 2011

Lowe E: Ethics for Practice, San Diego District of CA Physical Therapy Association, Sept. 29, 2010 presented at the University of St. Augustine (Approved for CEU Credit)

Lowe E:  Ethics for Practice, San Diego District of CA Physical Therapy Association, July 21, 2010 (Approved for CEU Credit)

Ellen Lowe, Ethics for PSLowe, E, Maxwell, B. Addressing Bias in Evaluation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference. Hollywood CA, April, 2009

Lowe, E, Gray, D. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Flexible DPT Program - Meeting the Needs of Non-traditional Students. Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference, Long Beach, CA, April, 2010


Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association

Conferences Attended

  • APTA Combined Sections Conference (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • APTA NEXT National Conference
  • APTA Educational Leadership Conference (2012 - 16)

Service

  • DPT Curriculum Committee
  • DPT Clinical Education Committee