Dr. Michael Tevald
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Director of Post-Professional Programs
Expertise: Impact of aging and chronic disease on skeletal muscle physiology and performance
Research Focus: Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies, Skeletal Impairments, and Lung...
Dr. Michael Tevald, associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional Programs, received the first-ever Acute Care Research Grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The $40,000 grant will enable the development of evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for acute...
By Lana Valente '19
Dr. Michael Tevald, associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional programs, is the recipient of a $40,000 Acute Care Research Grant. His project, “Early Impact of Lung Transplantation on Skeletal Muscle,” will enable the development of evidence-...
During the 2018-19 academic year, faculty and staff earned grants for sexual violence resources, STEM training, network improvements, and scholarly research. The funding will enhance campus life, academic offerings, and research opportunities for the Arcadia community.
DOJ grant supports...
Michael A. Tevald, PT, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Director of Post-Professional Programs. Upon completing his entry-level physical therapy training, he practiced clinically at the National Rehabilitation Center and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He pursued doctoral training in physiology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, followed by post-doctoral training in Muscle Physiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to joining Arcadia University, Dr. Tevald was on faculty at the University of Toledo.
Dr. Tevald’s research has focused on the alterations in muscle that accompany aging and the chronic diseases associated with aging. He has investigated the impact of heart failure on oxygen transport in the skeletal muscle microcirculation, the muscle fatigue and energetics in aging, the role of core muscle function in balance in older adults, and muscle power in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. His work has been supported by the American Heart Association and the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
Dr. Tevald is a member of the Research, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, and Geriatric Sections of the APTA. He is currently the Secretary of the Early Career Research Special Interest Group of the Section on Research.