Faculty Profile

Ellen Wetherbee-McDevitt

Ellen Wetherbee-McDevitt

Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Director of Clinical Education - Physical Therapy


BS, St. Lawrence University
MPT, University of Indianapolis
MEd, University of Hartford
DPT, Simmons University

Professional Issues in Physical Therapy I

Fall 2020

Clinical Education I

Fall 2020

Clinical Internship III

Summer II 2020


Physical Therapy

Phone Number

(203) 582-8687

Mail Drop




Quinnipiac University

2013 – 2018

Clinical Associate Professor/Director of Clinical Education

Hamden, CT

McLean Care

2007 – 2013

Per diem Physical Therapist

Simsbury, CT

Rehabilitation Practice Management

2006 – 2017

Case Reviewer for Utilization Management

Suffield, CT


2003 – 2006

Per diem Physical Therapist

Simsbury, CT

University of Hartford

1997 – 2013

Associate Professor/Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

West Hartford, CT, USA

VNA Valley Care

1997 – 1999

Per diem Physical Therapist

Simsbury, CT

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Association

1989 – 1997

Physical Therapist

Simsbury, CT

Plainview Physical Therapy

1988 – 1989

Physical Therapist

Plainview, NY

Atlantic Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy

1987 – 1988

Manager/Physical Therapist

Melrose, MA

Atlantic Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy

1985 – 1986

Physical Therapist

Everett, MA

Childrens’ Hospital

1985 – 1986

Physical Therapist

Boston, MA

McCallum C, Bayliss J, Becker E, Nixon-Cave K, Colgrove Y, Kucharski-Howard J, Stern D, Evans K, Strunk V, Wetherbee E, Russell B, Legar T, The integrated clinical education strategic initiatives project-Development of parameters to guide harmonization in clinical education: A scoping review., 99(2) Physical Therapy Journal 147-173, February (2018).

Wetherbee E, Dupre AM, Roush S, Feinn R, Relationship between narrative comments and ratings for ELP on the CPI: A call to rethink the CPI. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 32(4) Journal of Physical Therapy Education 333-343, Winter (2018).

Belanger, M., Ciorciari, C., Darnstead, J., Kujan, N., Booth, J., Cusson, M., Wetherbee, E. , Physical therapist students’ perceptions regarding the role of their Center Coordinators of Clinical Education. , APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans (2018).

Becker E., McCallum C, Evans, K., Wetherbee E. , Ten Guiding Principles to Develop or Enhance your ICE: Implications for Academic Programs and Clinical Environments, 2018 Educational Leadership Conference, Jacksonville, FL (2018).

Recker-Hughes, C., Wetherbee, E., Timmerberg, J., Dungey, J., Stolfi, A., Pelletier., Developing a Standardized Mechanism to Identify Sites of Excellence in Clinical Education, 2018 Educational Leadership Conference, Jacksonville, FL (2018).

Broggi, M., Wall, T., Wetherbee, E. , Characteristics of Reflection in Physical Therapy Students: A Work in Progress, Clinical Reasoning Symposium, Omaha, Nebraska (2017).

Dupre, AM., Wetherbee, E., Cusson, M., Kenney, D., Feinn, R., Analysis of Clinical Instructors’ Level of Agreement to Interpret Supportive Comments on the Clinical Performance Instrument, Educational Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2016).

McAuley, JA., Wetherbee, E., Dupre, A., Cesario, C., Cusson, M., Holmes, MB., Kenney, D., Kucharski, Howard J. , DPT Student Readiness for First Full-Time Clinical Experiences, Educational Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2016).

Wetherbee, E., Holmes, MB., Cesario, C., McAuley, J., Kucharski-Howard, J. , Clinical Instructors’ Interpretation of the Clinical Performance Definition of Entry-Level Performance: A Qualitative Analysis, Educational Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2016).



Simmons College



Education MEd, University of Hartford



MSPT, University of Indianapolis



Biology, BS St. Lawrence University