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Sachiko Komagata

Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., P.T.

Chair / Associate Professor in Integrative Health

School:

School of Arts and Sciences

Department:

Integrative Health & Exercise Science

Office Location:

Wellness Center (WC527)

Office Hours:

  • Mondays 3:30-4:30pm (physical office hour)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:35-7:00pm (virtual office hour for distant students)
  • Please feel free to contact me to set up our individual appointment.  I will attempt to reach you back within 24 hours upon receiving your message.
 

Educational Background

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    • PhD, Department of Physical Therapy                                                                                                                        May 2004
      • Dissertation: Physical Therapists’ Beliefs About What Facilitates Successful Patient Outcome
      • Dissertation Advisory Committee:      Laurita M. Hack, PT, MBA, PhD, FAPTA (Chair), Katherine F. Shepard, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PCS, PhD
    • MPT, Department of Physical Therapy                                                                                                                       May 1993
  • Japan Women’s College of Physical Education, Tokyo, Japan
    • Bachelor of Physical Education                                                                                                                                    Mar. 1986

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience
  • Georgian Court University. Lakewood, NJ
    • Associate Professor                                                                                                           August 2011 – Present
    • Chair of Department of Integrative Health and Exercise Science                                    Spring 2011 – Present
    • Chair of Department of Integrative Health, Exercise Science, & Physical Education Fall 2010- Spring 2011
    • Chair of Department of Integrative Health (formerly known as Dept. of Psychology and Integrative Health)
    • Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                Fall 04 – July 2011
    • Acting Program Director of Exercise Science Program                                                 Summer 08 – Spring 09
    • Program Director of Integrative Health                                                                        Spring 06 – Spring 10
  • Courses Taught at GCU
    • ES335 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries                                                                     Fall 2008 – 2012
    • HE210 Integrative Health Foundations /Integrative Health Past Present and Future  Fall 2004, 2005, 2010 & 2013, Spring 2005
    • HE310 Holistic Views of Women’s Health                                           Spring 2008 – 2014, Fall 2015, 2017
    • HE340 Health, Humor, and Healing                                                                              Fall 2004 & Spring 2005
    • HE340 Eastern Views of Integrative Health                       Fall 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012 & Spring 2008, 2009
    • HE350 Special Topic: Women’s Health                                                                                  Spring 2006, 2007
    • HE350 Meditation for Life                                                                                                                      Spring 2013
    • HE350 Mindful Living                                                                                                                    Spring 2015, 2016
    • HE350 Tibetan Medicine & Spirituality (Hybrid)                                                                            Spring 2017
    • HH500 Anatomy and Physiology: A Holistic Approach                                            Spring 2005 – Present
    • HH501 Foundations of Integrative Health                                              Fall 2004, 2006, 2011, 2012 – Present
    • HH530 Research Methods                                                                                                        Fall 2005 -Present
    • HH350 Research Methods (Online)                                                         Fall 2011 & Spring 2013 – Present
    • HH540 Humor and Healing                                                                                                                          Fall 2005
    • HH570 Holistic Women’s Health                                                                                                                Fall 2009
    • HH599 Project in Integrative Health     Summer 2013- 2019 (Online), Fall 2004, 2006, 2012 & Spring 2005 – 2019
  • McAuley Institute of Lifelong Learning at GCU [non-degree program for 50 or older adults]
    • Meditation for Life                                                                                                                                     Spring 2012
    • Demystify Japanese Culture                                                                                                                          Fall 2011
    • Japanese Calligraphy as Mindfulness Practice                                                                                    Spring 2010
    • Insight into Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)                                                       Spring 2010
    • Humor and Healing                                                                                                                                        Fall 2010
 
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, Stratford, NJ
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation & Movement Sciences
      • Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy                                                                                                   Spring 2003
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Clinical Instructor
      • Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy                                                                 Fall 2000, Fall 2001, Fall 2002
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Instructor
      • Clinical Examination and Interventions II                                                                                        Spring 2002
      • Musculoskeletal Dysfunction II                                                                                                           Spring 2002
    • Neuroscience I                                                                                                                                           Spring 2002
    • Graduate Assistant
      • Psychosocial Aspects of Illness and Wellness Behaviors                                                                 Fall 2001
      • Clinical Examination and Interventions I                                                                                                Fall 2001
      • Movement Science                                                                                                                                        Fall 2001
    • Teaching Practicum
      • Behavioral Science II (Professional Ethics)                                                                                            Fall 2000
  • Neumann University (formerly known as Neumann College), Aston, PA
    • Lab Instructor/Guest Lecturer
      • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation                                                                                                          Spring 1998
Clinical Practice
  • Bryn Mawr Rehab Services, Main Line Health, Jefferson Health System                                Jun. 1993 – Jun. 2001
    • Clinical Team Leader at Bryn Mawr Hospital                                                                                       2000 – 2001
    • Clinical Specialist at Lankenau Hospital                                                                                                1996 – 2000
    • Co-Center Coordinator of Clinical Education                                                                                        1996 – 2000
    • Clinical Instructor                                                                                                                                       1994 – 2000
    • Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist at Lankenau Hospital                                                                            1996
    • Senior Physical Therapist in Cardiac Service at Lankenau Hospital                                                 1994 – 1996
    • Staff Physical Therapist at Lankenau Hospital                                                                                       1993 – 1994
Other Work Experience
  • Pre-publication Textbook Invited Review Research Methods in Health Promotion, 2nd edition by Laura F. Salazar, Richard A. Crosby, and Ralph J. DiClemente, San Francisco: Wiley/Jossey-Bass,                                                    2014
  • Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
    • External Consultant for 5 Year Review of Integrative Health Minor Program                         Spring 2011 & 2016
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Research Assistant
    • Research Data Collection for a grant project lead by Roberta Newton, PT, PhD (PI) “Relationship between orthostatic hypotension, balance dysfunction and fall in community dwelling older adults” Summer 2003, Fall 2003
    • Consultant
    • Clinical Education Projects                                                                                                 Summer 2002, Summer 2003
    • Cardiopulmonary Remedial Private Tutor for DPT Students                                            Winter 2001, Winter 2002
 
  • Obun Printing Co., Tokyo, Japan
    • Sales Representative, Sales/Marketing Division                                                                                            1986 – 1987

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Integrative Health and Wellbeing
  • Women’s Health and Wellbeing
  • Intergenerational Healing Program
  • Mindful Movement and Mindfulness

Additional Information

License/Certifications
  • Physical Therapist License
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PT008093L                                                          Since Sep. 1993 (inactive since 2015)
    • State of New Jersey, 40QA01005800                                                                                                              Since May 2002
 
  • American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Instructor Certification                                                              Nov. 2002
  • Lymphology Association of North America Certified Lymphedema TherapistCM (CLT-LANA)           Oct. 2001 – 2007
  • Kessler Lerner Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy                                          Jun. 2001
  • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification                         May 1999 – May 2005
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification                                                                   1990 – 2008
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider Jan. 2009 – Present
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid                                                                                                          Apr. 2009 – Present
  • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (Formally known as Clinical Exercise Specialist as well as Exercise Specialist)                                                                                                                                                                   Nov. 1995- Present
  • National Wellness Institute (NWI) Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP)                                                     June 2011 – 2018
  • Certified Wellness Coach by Catalyst Coaching Institute (plan to complete Sept. 2019)
Memberships
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, Kappa Zelta Chapter at GCU                           April 2015 to Present
  • American Physical Therapy Association                                                                                                        1991 – Present
    • Women’s Health Section                                                                                                                             2005 – 2010
    • Geriatric Section                                                                                                                                           2002 – 2010
    • Neurology Section                                                                                                                                        2001 – 2005
    • Education Section                                                                                                                                          1996 – 2010
    • Orthopaedic Section                                                                                                                                     1996 – 2005
    • Cardiopulmonary Section                                                                                                                           1995 – 2005
  • National Wellness Institute                                                                                                                     June 2011 – Present
  • Arthritis Foundation                                                                                                                                                1994 – 2009
Grant Awarded Georgian Court University Summer Research Grant ($3100)                                                                        May 2019 Georgian Court University Faculty Mini Grant ($500)                                                                                April 2014  

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