Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education
PT Division

516 D Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292- 2410
Email: apke.5@osu.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Education in Physical Therapy

Research Focus

Clinical education including contemporary models for clinical education, current clinical education practices and translation of classroom and laboratory practices into clinical education. She is currently studying the impact of student clinical experiences on clinician productivity in a variety of common settings for physical therapists.

Recent Research

Thomas ET, Rybski M, Apke T, Kegelmeyer D, Kloos AD. An Intensive Care Unit Simulation Laboratory Enhances Occupational and Physical Therapy Student Preparedness to Work in Acute Care Settings. In Review. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Apke, TL, Siles, A. “Perspectives of Clinical Site Educators of the Processes, Benefits and Barriers to PT and PTA Clinical Education”. APTA CSM 2014. Las Vegas: APTA. (2014)

Apke T, Siles A. “Advancing the Goals of Vision 2020 within a Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy. Education Program through a Final Practicum Experience, Pre and post clinical assignments.”Alexandria: APTA 2010 Combined Section Meeting. (2010)

Recent Presentations

Apke T, Kidder M, McHugh R. "To Teach is to Learn: Didactic and Clinical Teaching as a Learning Model for Residents." Presented at American Physical Therapy Association Educational Leadership Conference.Baltimore, MD (2015)

Apke T, Gallivan S, Giuffre S, Howman J, McCallum C, Siles A. “Grassroots Initiatives in Clinical Education to Discover Collaborative Strategies.” Presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting. (2013)

Apke T, Howman J, Jacobson P, McCallum C, Mosure P. “Preparing the future in PT clinical education: Grassroots partnerships between academic programs and clinical educators” Presented at APTA Educational Leadership Conference. (2012)

Courses Taught

  • Professional Issues
  • Advanced Therapeutic Progressions
  • Healthcare Policy


  • 1989: BA, Zoology, Miami University
  • 1991: MPT, Hahnemann University
  • 2005: DPT, AT Still University

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