Marcia C Downer.

 

Marcia C Downer, PT, DPT, NCS
Instructor
Department of Physical Therapy

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Marcia C Downer, PT, DPT, NCS

Instructor
Department of Physical Therapy

My enthusiasm for physical therapy has led me to seek various opportunities where I could provide direct patient care to individuals across the life span to improve health and function. For many years I have been heavily involved with the clinical education of physical therapy students, first as an APTA certified clinical instructor, and then as the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education at University Hospital, Newark, NJ. Helping students to transition from the classroom to the clinic as they developed into entry-level practitioners was a highlight of my clinical position.

It was a wonderful opportunity to transition to the academic setting in 2010, when I became an adjunct faculty at Seton Hall University. As a full-time faculty member since 2014 in the Department of Physical Therapy, I bring my knowledge in patient-care skills and my experience as an ABPTS Neurological Clinical Specialist. Given my background in trauma care, I provide learning experiences that prepare students for practice in the acute care setting, working alongside the various members of the interprofessional healthcare team.

To be effective with students, I believe faculty must role-model professional behaviors and emphasize the importance of evidence-based practice. As a lifelong learner, I import the value of remaining contemporary with practice trends.