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Shari Rone-Adams, P.T., M.H.S.A., D.B.A.

Shari Rone-Adams
Department Chair, Physical Therapy
Chair and Professor, Physical Therapy - Tampa
Chair and Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
Program Director, TDPT
(954) 262-1749


Shari Rone-Adams, P.T., M.H.S.A., D.B.A. received her physical therapy degree from the  University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL and her M.H.S.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Nova Southeastern University. She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Brunel University in Uxbridge, UK.

Recognitions & Certifications

Rone-Adams is a member of the Academy of National Item Writers (FSBPT) and a member of the Alpha Eta National Honor Society.  


Rone-Adams teaches in the Ph.D. and Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.). programs. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor in the Bachelor of Health Science program and the Master of Public Health program. Her areas of expertise are practice management, business management, healthcare administration, and health policy.  

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

Scholarly Activities and Interests

Rone-Adams’ educational research interests focus on interprofessional education (IPE), student outcomes, clinical education, and professionalism, while her clinical research interests include geriatric rehabilitation and patient outcomes. She has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts, written book chapters, and authored and presented many abstracts and proceedings at national and international conferences. Her recent publications and presentations include “Student Experiences with Engagement in a Nursing and Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Achieving Clinical Instructor Competence and Example Based Learning in the Form of a Tutored Problem Applied to Simulation Based Learning for Novice Health Professional Students. Rone-Adams is also an editor for the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.  

Areas of Practice

Rone-Adams’ primary practice background is in 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

Rone-Adams has been an APTA member since 1983 and is an active member of ACAPT, serving on various taskforces and panels. Her academic career has incorporated working in the United States, United Kingdom (UK), and Republic of Ireland. During her time in the UK and Ireland, she held both teaching and administrative positions, including Physiotherapy Lecturer, Research Coordinator, Director of Student Clinic, and M.Sc. Online Physiotherapy Program Leader.


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