Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty & Staff


Rhonda Haley, PT, DPT


Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Certified Athletic Trainer
Emergency Medical Technician

Rhonda is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University and Wheeling Jesuit College in 1993 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in 2010. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. Rhonda is a certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician in West Virginia. In addition, she has completed the American Physical Therapy Association's Basic and Advanced Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Programs, has been certified as an instructor for Healthy-Steps: The Lebed Method, and was certified in the past as a Tai Chi Instructor for the Arthritis Foundation. She has participated in training courses on the Kinesio Taping Method and the Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult.

Rhonda served as an adjunct faculty member in Wheeling Jesuit University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program before assuming her full time position in January 2012. She teaches all Clinical Education courses and the Clinical Education Stream courses. In addition, Rhonda is the faculty member managing the regional Service Learning course in Appalachia related to public health. Her clinical experience was in the capacity of Coordinator of Physical Therapy Services for the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center at Wheeling Hospital from 1998-2011 and now as a Staff Physical Therapist. She has previous experience as a Physical Therapist in outpatient centers, acute care hospitals, skilled nursing units, long term care centers, a pain clinic center, and for a home health agency. Rhonda’s service activities are with the Wheeling Jesuit University Jesuit Identity Team, Interprofessional Education Health Sciences team, and the Research and Scholarship Symposium committee.  She serves on the Physical Therapy Advisory Board for her program and is a member of the Three Rivers Academic Consortium. Community volunteer time is provided to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley and its various associated organizations.

Rhonda is licensed to practice Physical Therapy in the states of West Virginia and Ohio.  She is an active member of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, West Virginia Chapter, and belongs to various academies within this association. Rhonda has presented at state, national, and international venues on various topics related to clinical education, service learning, interprofessional education and collaboration, interventions for special populations, and problem-based learning. She also assisted with a collaborative educational training workshop with the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan in Merida, Mexico.