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Gina Maria Musolino - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Gina Maria Musolino

Professor/Associate Director | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Gina Maria Musolino uses design, development, and evaluation for contemporary, health care professionals' development from class to clinic.


Gina Maria Musolino, PT, DPT, MSEd, and EdD, is an experienced educator, scholar, author/editor, and advocate clinician. Currently, Gina is serving as clinical professor and associate director of the Curriculum of Physical Therapy for the College of Public Health and Health Professions. She has contributed scholarly position statements concentrating on health policy, ethics, and rehabilitation technology, and an in-depth manuscript discerning the nuances of the scholarship of teaching and learning. These collaborative position statements have served to educate the public, profession, and faculty regarding best practices in physical therapy education, influencing health policy, professional formation, and curricular standards. Gina is also an American Physical Therapy (APTA)) credentialed clinical education trainer, levels 1 and 2.

Areas of Expertise (7)

IPE Cultural Competence

Physical Therapy Health Policy & Advocacy

Reflective Practice

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Professional Formation

Clinical Faculty Development

Clinical Reasoning

Holistic Admissions


Articles (3)

Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy: Facilitation, Assessment, and Implementation

Slack Publications

Gina Maria Musolino and Gail Jensen


Clinical reasoning is an essential non-negotiable element for all health professionals. The ability of the health professional to demonstrate professional competence, compassion, and accountability depend on a foundation of sound clinical reasoning. The clinical reasoning process needs to bring together knowledge, experience, and understanding of people, the environment, and organizations along with a strong moral compass in making sound decisions and taking necessary actions.

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What Traits Are Reflective of Positive Professional Performance in Physical Therapy Program Graduates? A Delphi Study

Journal of Allied Health

Chad Cook, et. al


Physical therapist program level successes have been associated with cognitive and noncognitive predictors. To our knowledge, no studies in physical therapy have explored predictive criteria for positive professional performance (PPP) in one's career beyond an educational program. The two-fold purpose of this study was to analyze what traits were key indicators of PPP beyond one's academic preparation, with secondary goal to determine whether traits related to PPP could be mediated by academic preparation.

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Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care Sixth Edition

Slack Publications

Carol M. Davis and Gina Maria Musolino


Drs. Carol M. Davis and Gina Maria Musolino designed the textbook to assist both faculty and students through instructional and learning objectives emphasizing the importance of self-awareness in patient interaction. The Sixth Edition guides faculty in teaching the essential component required of all health care professionals: the ability to know oneself and one’s patterns of response in highly contentious situations.

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