Amy H. Miller

Associate Professor, Director of Entry Level DPT Program, Physical Therapy

220 Ruck Suite of Health Sciences Center (215) 572-8620 By appointment

About Me

Amy Miller PT, DPT, EdD serves as Associate Professor and Director of the Entry Level DPT Program. Her extensive clinical experience provides the perfect background to fulfill her teaching and administrative roles. Her clinical focus is in the home-care setting. Within the integrated case-based curriculum Amy teaches content in evidence-based practice, teaching and learning, and leads the department's inter-professional education experiences. Throughout the program she serves a primary role in designing integrated learning experiences encouraging real life application and clinical decision making. 

Dr. Miller received the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award from Arcadia University, the Pennsylvania Geriatric Special Interest Group Award of Excellence, and the Arcadia University Lloyd M Abernethy Outstanding Service Award. 


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Education History

University of Pennsylvania

BS, Major in Physical Therapy

Arcadia University


Nova Southeastern University

EdD, Major in Healthcare Education


Co-author 2021

The 4-Element Movement System Model to Guide Physical Therapist Education, Practice, and Movement-Related Research

Article, Physical Therapy

Co-Authored with McClure P, Tevald M, Zarzycki R, Kantak S, Malloy P, Day K, Shah K, Mangione K

co-author 2018

Physical Therapist Student Readiness for Entrance into the First Full-time Clinical Experience: A Delphi Study

Article, Physical Therapy

Co-Authored with Timmerberg J, Dole, R, Stolfi A, Thompson A, Peliete, D, Mathur D, Murry L, Simpson M, Silberman M, Utzman R, Goffar S

Primary author 2017

Addition of a Patient Examination Module to Address Student Preparedness for the First Full Time Clinical Experience.

Article, Journal of Physical Therapy Education

Co-Authored with Susan Tomlinson PT, DPT, James D Tomlinson PT, Janet Readinger PT, DPT

Primary author 2016

Reduction in Re-Hospitalization Rates Utilizing Physical Therapists Within a Post–Acute Transitional Care Program for Home Care Patients With Heart Failure

Article, Home Health Care Management & Practice - Sage Publication

Co-Authored with Erin E. Edenfield, DPT, Janet Roberto, PT, DPT Janet Roberto , Joann K. Erb, PhD, RNC

Author 2013

Measurement error and detectable change for the modified Fresno Test in first year entry level physical therapy students

Research Paper, Journal of Allied Health

Co-Authored with James D. Tomlinson PT

Co-author 2010

Cochrane Review: Improving Physical Function and Performance with Progressive Resistance Strength Training in Older Adults

Article, Physical Therapy

Research Summary

Dr. Miller's research focuses on promoting evidence informed clinical decision making, particularly within the home-care setting, and on investigating educational methods that encourage clinical reasoning. She has peer-reviewed publications and numerous national presentations sharing methods to integrate knowledge, skills and practice within physical therapist education, including use of simulation, standardized patients, and web-based clinical scenarios.