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Shari Rone-Adams, PT, MHSA, DBA

Shari Rone-Adams
Department Chair, Physical Therapy
Chair and Professor, Physical Therapy - Tampa
Chair and Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
Program Director, TDPT
(954) 262-1740


Dr. Rone-Adams received her Physical Therapy Degree at University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL and her MHSA and DBA degrees from Nova Southeastern University.   She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK.

Recognitions & Certifications

Dr. Rone-Adams is a member of the Alpha Eta National Honor Society, Nu Sigma Upsilon Chapter.  She has also completed the APTA’s Clinical Instructional Education and Credentialing Program and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.


Dr. Rone-Adams teachings in the PhD, TDPT and Professional DPT Program (PDPT). Additionally, she is an adjunct professor in the Bachelors of Health Science Program and the Masters of Public Health Program. Her areas of expertise are in the areas of geriatrics, business management and health care administration, health policy and curriculum review.  

Dr. Rone-Adams is a strong supporter and promoter of interdisciplinary training and simulation in education. The PDPT program offers multiple interdisciplinary learning opportunities throughout the program and these opportunities incorporate interdisciplinary simulation training in conjunction with various disciplines.

Scholarly Activities and Interests

Dr. Rone-Adams educational research interests focus on IPE, simulation, student outcomes and clinical education. Clinical research interests include geriatric rehabilitation, and patient outcomes. She has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts; she has written book chapters related international clinical education and other topics; and authored and presented many abstracts and proceedings at national and international conferences. Recent publications include, “Physical Therapy Faculty, Clinical Instructors and Employer Expectations for New DPT Graduates in the Acute Care Setting”,and “ Student Experiences with Engagement in a Nursing and Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation”. Dr. Rone-Adams is an editor for the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.  

Areas of Practice

Dr. Rone-Adams’ primary practice background is in the area of geriatric physical therapy where she worked in a variety of settings including Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, Outpatient and Acute Care. She has worked in various roles in the clinical setting including staff PT, Clinical Education Coordinator, Director of Rehabilitation, and Area Administrator.

Professional Activity Summary

Dr. Rone-Adams has been is an APTA member since 1983.  and is a current member of the Geriatric and Education sections.  Her academic career incorporates both experience in here in the US as well as international experience in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  During her international experience she has held both teaching and administrative positions including Physiotherapy Lecturer, Research Coordinator, Director of Student Clinic, MSc Online Physiotherapy Program Leader. Dr. Rone-Adams returned to NSU in 2011 after 7 years overseas.


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