ED GAPPMAIER, PT, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • PH TH 7120-001
    Therapeutic Exercise
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • PH TH 7120-002
    Therapeutic Exercise
    Location: HPEB 319 (HPEB 319)
  • PH TH 7120-003
    Therapeutic Exercise
    Location: HPEB 319 (HPEB 319)
  • PH TH 7980-006
    Faculty Consultation
  • RHSCI 7500-004
    Rehab Science Seminar
  • RHSCI 7970-003
    Dissertation Credits

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Teaching Philosophy

“The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others ”. I believe that a teacher is not a giver of knowledge but rather a facilitator or a guide empowering students to take responsibility for their learning, to sharpen critical thinking skills and to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning. My favorite form of teaching is the Socratic method. I strive to apply its principles through interactive, problem-solving discussion and small group activities in the larger classroom. I am eager to experiment with new developments in instructional technology to accommodate the diversity of learning styles. As a teacher in the “health sciences” I am also striving to be a role model in regards to a health promoting life style and I want students to feel personally changed by their participation in my courses.