Scholarly Activity and Interests
Beth DeMarse, P.T., D.P.T., M.T.C., O.N.C. is new faculty to NSU; however, she comes from 15 years of experience in the outpatient clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center. Her scholarly activities have been focused on improving standards of care for the oncology patient in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. She has extensive experience with developing Oncology Specialization Board Exam Items beginning as an Item Writer, progressing to a Clinical Content Expert/Item Editor and with the final current designation on the APTA/ABPTS Oncology Specialty Council as Assistant Item Review Coordinator (IRC).
Her current interest is in research in clinical education and supporting the addition of oncology into Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program curriculum nationwide. She has a recent publication, “Professional roles of oncologic specialty physical therapists in the United States,” and presented this at CSM. Additionally, she has presented “The Trifecta of Treatment” (standards of care for the oncology patient) at the FPTA Fall Conference. She was also a co-author for the Oncology Chapter of the book, “The Color Atlas of PT.”
Areas of Practice
DeMarse has spent 15 years of her career mainly in the outpatient clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as with the oncology inpatient setting. She was in the first cohort to become a Board-Certified Oncology Specialized Physical Therapist in 2019. She is a certified manual therapist through the University of St. Augustine and has done extensive work with mobilizing radiation fibrosis. DeMarse's clinical interests are those related to treating core/spine related pathologies, and she is very passionate about improving standards of care for oncology patients. She is currently working with personal injury patients furthering her breadth of patient care particularly related to spine/core pathologies.
Professional Activity Summary
DeMarse is an active member of the FPTA and the APTA Oncology Academy. She hosts quarterly Oncology Item Writing Workshops and is passionate about disseminating oncology related education through national and local presentations. She is active in the Oncology Specialty Council supporting the Oncology Specialization for Physical Therapists. She has been a clinical instructor for 10 years and has taken on the 2:1 Student:Clinical Instructor model in the outpatient clinic for many of those years. DeMarse serves the community through the Nova Southeastern University Pro Bono Shark Motion Clinic and serves as a mentor/advisor for improving standards of care and patient education for the oncology population.