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Dr. Christine McCallum

Christine McCallum

Director of Clinical Education; Professor, Physical Therapy

B.S., Ohio University; M.S.Ed. and Ph.D., The University of Akron

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Christine A. McCallum, PT, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Education and Professor of Physical Therapy. She is received her license in physical therapy by the State of Ohio, is a credentialed clinical instructor by the APTA and was a board certified geriatric clinical specialist from 2002-2012.

Dr. McCallum has received the following awards:

  • 2011 and 2012
    Nominated-Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year, Ohio Physical Therapy Association
  • 2009
    Best Poster Presentation, Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference (award was presented to 2 posters, both of which I coauthored)
  • 2009
    Best Platform Presentation, Health Policy and Administration, Combined Sections Meeting
  • 2008
    Faculty Research Award, Walsh University
  • 2007
    Walsh University Presidential Leadership Group


McCallum, C. & Cole, J. Selection of Clinical Education Opportunities: A Clinical Partner Perspective. Awarded July 2011. Section on Education, New member partnership grant. $1,000.

McCallum, C. & DiAngelis, T. Factors that influence clinical practice in a direct access environment within the state of Ohio. Awarded July 2007. Section on health Policy and Administration, APTA Research Grant-Funded. $9954.50.

McCallum, C. & Kloos, A. Project Hands on Health-A Community Service Learning Project. Awarded December 2001. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton –Funded $14, 500.

Since 1991, Dr. McCallum has been an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. She has held numerous positions in the OPTA at both the state and district levels. Nationally, she served Health Policy and Administration Section-APTA as a member and past chair of the Research Committee, and the Education Section as a member of the Education Section CSM program committee, serving as the platform coordinator. She is also a member of the Ohio Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs for Clinical Education, serving as the elected chair from 2007-2012.

She also serves on numerous University wide and divisional committees, including, the University Planning, Assessment and Review committee (past Chair), the University Assessment Committee, Graduate Council (past Chair),Division of Physical Therapy Assessment Committee (coordinator), and the Academic Advisory Committee.

In her free time, she likes to listen to music and follow her favorite band from Ohio, Red Wanting Blue. She enjoys swimming, having been a competitor for many years. Most of her time is spent with family participating in sporting events such as baseball, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and cross country. While she does not run, she is one of the biggest fans you will see on the sidelines.


McCallum, C., Mosher, P., Jacobson, P., Gallivan, S., & Giuffre, S. Quality in Physical Therapist Clinical Education: A Systematic Review.Physical Therapy, 2013; 93(10): 1298-1311.            

McCallum, C. Clinical education in a nursing home setting: A structured framework for clinical education. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 2004;1(2): 374-380.

McCallum, C.  From this day forward: an employee development process.  Health Policy Resource. 2002;1:1,4-7. 

Herrick, A., & McCallum, C. Case study of a student team project in an administration and management course: using self managed teams and a project manager.  The Resource; 2000:30:6-7.

McCallum, C. (November 2004).  Recruitment and retention in long term care: how to improve student interest for a career in the nursing home setting. . National Long Term Care Consortium.  Invited speaker. 


McCallum, C.; Nethery, J.; Holt, S.(June 2006). PCP knowledge of physical therapist practice in the state of Ohio. Platform presentation at the Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orlando, Fl.

McCallum, C. (September 2004). Clinical Education in a nursing home setting:  A structured framework for clinical education. Poster presentation. National Clinical Education Conference. St. Louis, Missouri.

McCallum, C. & Kloos, A.  (February 2003).  Project Hands on Health-A Community Service Learning Project.  Poster presentation-American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting. Tampa, Florida. 

McCallum, C. & Kloos, A.  (May 2002).  Project Hands on Health-A Community Service Learning Project.  Poster presentation- 6th annual Community-Campus Partnership for Health Conference.  Miami, Fla. 

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