UE Announces Mark Marchino, PT, DPT, MHS, as Director of Clinical Education

Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The University of Evansville announced Mark Marchino, PT, DPT, MHS, as director of clinical education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Marchino will coordinate and supervise clinical course work in the DPT program. In addition to his director of clinical education duties, Marchino will also serve as assistant professor and will teach in the areas of physical interventions, community health, professional ethics, tests and measures, and other musculoskeletal and health care leadership related content. 

“The University and the Department of Physical Therapy are very excited to welcome Dr. Mark Marchino to their team,” said Mary Kessler, dean of UE’s College of Education and Health Science. “Dr. Marchino brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to the director of clinical education position. His compassion for people and dedication to the physical therapy profession will benefit our students in significant ways.”

Marchino earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana, Master of Health Science degree from University of Indianapolis, Bachelor of Science in physical therapy degree from University of Evansville, and an Associate of Science degree from Olney Central College. He brings with him experience in health care executive leadership roles as well as management expertise in hospital and health care operations.

“As a UE graduate myself, I know firsthand the high quality education provided by this institution,” said Marchino. “I’m honored to be able to come back and be a part of that legacy as director of clinical education.”

Marchino achieved Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (1995-2015). He is actively involved in orthopaedic patient care at ProgressiveHealth and has served on the Board of Directors for several school-, church-, and community-based nonprofit organizations.

As an alumnus, Marchino has been active in the UE PT community, serving as a member of the University of Evansville Physical Therapy Advisory and Selection Committees, and he was the 2014 University of Evansville’s Friend of PT Award recipient.

The University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a six- or seven-year curriculum involves three or four years of prerequisite and undergraduate course work followed by three years of professional study. The DPT curriculum enhances the graduate's ability to work in a complex and challenging health care environment. Through the careful integration of the liberal arts, a meaningful undergraduate degree and professional studies, students acquire the necessary technical and critical thinking skills to promote optimal human health and patient function.

The DPT program is housed at the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in downtown Evansville. This state-of-the-art facility provides unique opportunities for interprofessional education and collaboration.

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