Jane Fagan earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2003. She earned her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and completed her certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute.
Jane has been involved in development, delivery, and assessment of the clinical education component of physical therapy curricula for the past 7 years. As part of her role, Jane develops and maintains clinical education partnerships that align with the educational philosophy and mission of the department, while providing support to both the student and clinical faculty. Her teaching goal is to deliver an evidence-based educational experience that integrates didactic coursework with contemporary clinical practice principles, while facilitating student development of the professional behaviors of an emerging healthcare provider.
Jane maintains clinical practice in the outpatient realm, working with clients across the lifespan with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders and has been heavily involved in pro bono services. She is currently pursuing her research interests in development of affective domain skills, stress management, and accurate student self-assessment in relation to clinical education activities as well as in the realm of student preparedness for the clinical education curriculum.