Dr. Beth Burton Collier

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Dr. Beth Collier is a Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy and serves as Director of Postprofessional Education. She was awarded her Doctor of Education from Creighton University, Doctor of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University, and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia. She also completed her residency in orthopaedic physical therapy, a fellowship in education of physical therapists and fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy from Mercer University.

Dr. Collier is a Board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.  She has experience practicing in hospital-based and private outpatient clinics.

Her current teaching responsibilities include gross anatomy, applied anatomy, movement science, and physical therapy examination and intervention in the entry-level and orthopaedic residency, and fellowship in manual physical therapy programs.

Her research addresses components of clinical reasoning and decision making, patient outcomes, and persistent pain. She has presented locally and nationally in these areas.

Dr. Collier is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Georgia, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She currently serves in leadership roles in state and national professional organizations.

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