MaryJane Rapport, DPT, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Medical School:
  • DPT, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate Schools :
  • MA, Kent State University (1988)
  • PhD, Kent State University (1994)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Ohio State University (OH) (1981)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Titles

  • Professor
  • Director, Pediatric Residency Program (PT)
  • Director, Faculty Residency (in Development)
  • Co-Director, SOM Teaching Scholars Program
  • Director, Admissions - PT Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Cerasoli Educator Award, University of CO Physical Therapy Program (2020)
  • APTA Education Research Visiting Scholar Fellowship, American Physical Therapy Association (2018)
  • Academy of Medical Educators, AME Anschutz Medical Campus (2014)
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA), American Physical Therapy Association (2013)
  • Lucy Blair Service Award, APTA (2009)

Teaching

  • Professor (1997)
    School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Physical Therapy

Publications

  • Burkhardt JA, Rapport MJK. Quality of Life and Functional Mobility After Progressive Resistance Exercise in an Adolescent With a Liver Transplant. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2020 Oct;32(4):E70-E75. PubMed PMID: 32925815
  • Rapport MJ, Holmes J. Commentary on "A Structured Goal-Setting Process to Promote Functional and Measurable Outcomes in School-Based Physical Therapy: A Knowledge Translation Study". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2020 Jul;32(3):217. PubMed PMID: 32604363
  • Schreiber J, Gagnon K, Kendall E, LaForme Fiss A, Rapport MJ, Wynarczuk KD. Development of a Grading Rubric to Assess Learning in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2020 Jan;32(1):70-79. PubMed PMID: 31842101
  • Hartley GW, Rapport MJ, Osborne R, Briggs MS, Jensen GM. Residency Education: Is It Now or Never?. Phys Ther. 2020 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33367835
  • Rapport MJ, Chesbro S, Bannister R, Ellerbe RW, VanHoose L. Exploring the Relationship of Race and Ethnicity to Other Characteristics Within Residency Applicants: An Analysis of RF-PTCAS Data from 2013-2018. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2020 Dec 1;34(4):296-304. doi: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000153
  • McDevitt A, Rapport MJ, Rodriquez J, Miller M. Use of the the Clinical Reasoning Reasoning Assessment Tool to Inform DPT Student Assessment: A Qualitative Study. [poster] APTE Education Leadership Conference. October 2020. Virtual meeting.
  • Fiss A, Wynarczuk K, Rapport MJ, Gagnon K, Kendall E, Schreiber J. Experiential Learning in Pediatric PT Education: A Faculty Survey. [poster] APTA Combined Sections Meeting. February 2020. Denver, CO.
  • Rapport MJ. The APTA: A Look Back on 2020 and a View Forward to 2021. 2020 APTA Pediatrics Annual Conference. Virtual Conference. November 2020.
  • Rapport MJ, Moore JG. Creating Strong Clinical Mentors for Successful Residency and Fellowship Programs. 2020 APTA Pediatrics Annual Conference. Virtual Conference. November 2020.
  • Osborne R, Jensen G, Briggs M, Peterson J, Black L, Christiansen N, Hartley G, Kraft S, Rapport MJ, The Time is Now: A Call to Advance Residency and Fellowship Research. Presented at the APTE Education Leadership Conference. Virtual Conference. October 2020.
  • Rapport MJ, Jones M, Barr A. (2020). Key Concepts in Understanding Motor Disabilities. In: Brown, McDonnell & Snell, eds. Instruction of students with severe disabilities (9th ed.). Boston, MA; Pearson. ISBN: 9780135116340
  • Rapport MJ. (2020). Growing in your current role: Reaching the next rung on the ladder. In: Viera & Kramer, eds. Management and leadership skills for medical faculty: A practical handbook (2nd ed). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co
  • Sawade S, Rapport MJ. Commentary on "Changes in Perceived Self-efficacy of Physical Therapist Students Following a Pediatric Experiential Learning Opportunity". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2019 Jan;31(1):121. PubMed PMID: 30557291
  • Rapport MJ, Kane P. Commentary on "Physical Therapy-Related Child Outcomes in School: An Example of Practice-Based Evidence Methodology". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2016 Spring;28(1):57. PubMed PMID: 27088687
  • McManus BM, Lindrooth R, Richardson Z, Rapport MJ. Urban/Rural Differences in Therapy Service Use Among Medicaid Children Aged 0-3 With Developmental Conditions in Colorado. Acad Pediatr. 2016 May-Jun;16(4):358-65. PubMed PMID: 26546856
  • McManus BM, Lindrooth R, Richardson Z, Rapport MJ. Rural/Urban differences in therapy service use among Medicaid children with developmental conditions, ages 0-3, in Colorado. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26546856
  • Schreiber J, Moerchen VA, Rapport MJ, Martin K, Furze J, Lundeen H, Pelletier E. Experiential Learning With Children: An Essential Component of Professional Physical Therapy Education. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015 Winter;27(4):356-67. PubMed PMID: 26397079
  • Hedgecock JB, Rapport MJ, Sutphin AR. Functional movement, strength, and intervention for an adolescent with cerebral palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015 Summer;27(2):207-14. PubMed PMID: 25822362
  • Hoyt ER, Rapport MJ. Commentary on "Motor competence and physical fitness in adolescents". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014 Spring;26(1):75. PubMed PMID: 24356323
  • Rapport MJ, Furze J, Martin K, Schreiber J, Dannemiller LA, Dibiasio PA, Moerchen VA. Essential competencies in entry-level pediatric physical therapy education. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014 Spring;26(1):7-18. PubMed PMID: 24356312
  • McManus BM, Carle AC, Rapport MJ. Classifying infants and toddlers with developmental vulnerability: who is most likely to receive early intervention?. Child Care Health Dev. 2014 Mar;40(2):205-14. PubMed PMID: 23210530
  • Hoyt ER, Rapport MJ. Commentary on "Motor competence and physical fitness in adolescents". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014 Spring;26(1):75. PubMed PMID: 24356323
  • Rapport MJ, Furze J, Martin K, Schreiber J, Dannemiller LA, Dibiasio PA, Moerchen VA. Essential competencies in entry-level pediatric physical therapy education. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014 Spring;26(1):7-18. PubMed PMID: 24356312
  • McManus BM, Carle AC, Rapport MJ. Classifying infants and toddlers with developmental vulnerability: who is most likely to receive early intervention?. Child Care Health Dev. 2014 Mar;40(2):205-14. PubMed PMID: 23210530
  • McManus BM, Chambliss JH, Rapport MJ. Application of the NICU practice guidelines to treat an infant in a level III NICU. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2013 Summer;25(2):204-13. PubMed PMID: 23542202
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Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Member

Practice Locations

Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, License (1981)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Rehabilitation Therapy - Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
Clinical Interests
Children with developmental delays, neurologic, metabolic, genetic, and other conditions; children who have multiple medical conditions

Care Philosophy
I believe in providing family and child centered care the emphasizes participation in daily routines, age-appropriate play, and typical activities.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • DPT, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate Schools:
  • MA, Kent State University (1988)
  • PhD, Kent State University (1994)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Ohio State University (OH) (1981)
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Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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