Dr. Valerie Olson

Director of the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy
Messiah College

Scott Healy & Associates congratulates Dr. Valerie Olson on her appointment as the Director of the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at Messiah College.  Dr. Olson holds degrees from Southern Connecticut Univ., UMass, Univ. of Florida and a Ph.D. from Seton Hall Univ. A Certified Pediatric NDT, Val has over 35 years of experience that includes providing physical therapy for adults and children/infants, serving as a faculty member in professional entry-level physical therapy and Ph.D. programs. She has been on the faculty at Seton Hall Univ., Mercy College, Univ. of Med and Dentistry (Newark, NJ), Kean Univ., and Rutgers Univ. She currently serves as the DPT program director at Dominican College (NY), a program that she developed and led through several accreditation efforts. She is an innovative educator, collaborative leader, engaging teacher and proven scholar. Dr. Olson is very excited to join the Messiah College community and looks forward to integrating her Christian faith with her teaching, leadership and scholarship.