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Holly H. Wise

Holly H. Wise, PT, Ph.D., FNAP
Division of Physical Therapy
151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425

Office: B312
Phone: 843-792-4051
Fax: 843-792-0710

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  • Ph.D. Administration of Higher Education, University of Miami (1984)
  • MS Physical Therapy, Duke University (1977)
  • BA Biology, Wake Forest University (1975)

Areas of Teaching

  • Current Trends & Professional Issues in Physical Therapy
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Health Promotion
  • Professionalism in Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercise

Research Interests

  • Scholarship of Teaching
  • Interprofessional Practice and Education


  • Wise HH, Resnik C, Frost JS, Davis B, Iglarsh ZA. (2015) Interprofessional Education:  An Exploration in Physical Therapist Education.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 29(2), 72-83.
  • Kraft SV, Wise HH, Jacques PJ. (2013) Discharge Planning Simulation: Training the Interprofessional Team for the Future Workplace. Journal of Allied Health, 42(3), 175-181.
  • Wise HH, Yuen HK. (2013) Effect of Community-based Service Learning on Professionalism in Student Physical Therapists. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 27(2), 58-64.
  • Graber D, Mitcham M, Coker-Bolt P, Wise HH, Jacques P, Edlund B, Annan-Coultas D. (2012) The Caring Professionals Program: Educational Approaches That Integrate Caring Attitudes and Empathic Behaviors Into Health Professions Education. Journal of Allied Health, 41(2), 90-96.
  • Thomas KJ, Wise HH, Nietert PJ, Brown DD, Sword DO, Diehl NS (2011).I nteraction with a Health Care Professional Influences Change in Physical Activity Behaviors Among Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury.  Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 17(1):94-106.
  • Krause JS, Saunders LL, Wise H, Backus D.  (2010).  Center for the Prevention of Secondary Conditions After Spinal Cord Injury:  Background and Overview of Coordinated Activities.  Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 6(2): 1-9.
  • Wise HH, Thomas KJ, Nietert PJ, Brown DD, Sword DO, Diehl N. (2009) Home Physical Activity Programs for the Promotion o f Health and Wellness in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury.  Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 14(4):122-132. 
  • Wise HH, Ravesloot C, Goldstein M, Seekins T, Cowan B (2008).  Comparison of Physical Therapist Practice Characteristics and Provision of Services in Rural and Urban America.    HPA Resource. 8(3): Journal of Health Policy & Administration: J1-7.
  • Wise HH,  Brotherton SS, Mitcham MD  (2008).  From Scholarly Teaching to the Scholarship of Teaching:  A Retrospective  Look at Strategies that Foster Transition of Scholarly Work in Allied Health into Credible Forms of Scholarship. Journal of Allied Health. 37(1): e50-68.
  • Brown DD, Wise HH. (2007) Service-Learning to Facilitate Entry-Level Performance Expectations Related To Prevention and Health Promotion.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 21(3):59-64.
  • Wise HH.  (2006)  Effective Intervention Strategies for Management of Impaired Posture and Fatigue with Post-Polio Syndrome:  A Case Report. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 22(5):279-287.
  • Wise HH, Brotherton SS, Thomas KJ, Krause JS. (2004)  Employment Outcomes: Health Factors and  Role of the Physical Therapist.  Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 19 (4), 11-18.
  • Wise HH. (2004). Student Perceptions of Course and Instructor Effectiveness Utilizing A Classroom Assessment Technique.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 17 (4), 75-79.


  • Wise HH, Brotherton SS. (2005) Physical therapy group exercise and education for the older adult. In:   Haight B, Gibson   F, eds. Working with Older People:  Group Process & Techniques. 2nd ed. Sudbury, Mass: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.


  • Training Director, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. PI: James Krause, PhD. Funding Agency: Department of Education National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation Research, Amount: $3. 9 million.2009-2014.
  • Faculty Exemplar. Developing Caring Professionals: Infusing Compassion and Humanism in Health Professions Education. Program Directors: Maralynne Mitcham and David Graber. Funding Agency: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Amount: $200,000.00. 2009-2011.
  • Faculty Exemplar. Developing Caring Professionals:  Infusing Compassion and Humanism in Health Professions Education.  Program Directors: Maralynne Mitcham and David Graber. Funding Agency:  The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations  Amount:  $200,000.00. 2009-2011. 
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Community Connections II:  Partners for Service, Learning and Research. PI:  Mitcham, Maralynne. Funding Agency:  Dept. of HHS, HRSA : Amount:   $212,442.00.  2005-2006. 
  • Principal Investigator.  Home Physical Activity Programs for the Promotion of Health and Wellness in Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury. SC Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund. Jack Thomas, Co-Principal Investigator.  $150,000.00.  2004-2006.
  • Consultant.  A Comparison of Urban and Rural Patterns of Physical Therapy Practice:  A  Secondary Analysis Project. Subcontract with H133B020503 RTC: Rural, University of Montana, Disability in Rural Communities Research Project. $10,000.00.  2003-2005.
  • Project Coordinator, Faculty Mentor.  Community Connections:  Partners for Service and Learning. Maralynne Mitcham, Project Director, HRSA Grant. $368,906.00.  2002-2005  
  • Content Specialist. AGElink: Advancing Geriatric Education Through Community Linkages. Maralynne Mitcham, Project Director, HRSA Grant.  $342,072.00.   2001-2004.

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