Assistant Director of Clinical Education
Office: Interprofessional Education Building, #2232
Dr. Ashley Poole has joined the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division as Assistant Director of Clinical Education. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy with specific expertise in the care and management of patients with cardiovascular disorders, especially for patients who are medically complex or in critical care. She is an APTA advanced credentialed clinical instructor and an APTA credentialed clinical trainer. Dr. Poole has a passion for educating students and clinical instructors and her goal is to inspire innovative models of clinical education that bridge the gap from classroom to clinic.
DPT, Winston Salem State University, 2019
MSPT, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
BS, Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University, 1998
Dr. Poole’s research interests include improving functional outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure, promoting early mobilization for hospitalized patients, and optimizing clinical education experiences for physical therapy students and clinical instructors.
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email email@example.com.