Danille Parker, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Danille Parker, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Danille Parker, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAAMarquette University

Schroeder Complex, 346

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3179
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Professor, Co-Director of Clinical Education

Physical Therapy

Danille Parker is the Director of Clinical Education and a Clinical Professor for the Physical Therapy Department at Marquette University. She joined the program in 2000 as Adjunct Clinical Faculty and a Lab Supervisor for Patient Management I and II, Lifespan/Geriatric and Pathophysiology and Aging courses.

Danille graduated with a Bachelors of Life Science degree and Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1998 from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has worked the last 22 years in a variety of clinical environments including inpatient rehab, acute care, outpatient orthopedic, and geriatric sub-acute care.  Her clinical practice specializes in management of older adult patients with a variety of medical disorders, impaired strength and balance dysfunction, and development of wellness exercise programs.  Danille has a focused teaching emphasis on clinical education, patient management, geriatric rehabilitation, and exercise prescription. Since 2001, she has provided local, state, national, and international educational sessions to professional and public audiences of 15-200.  Topics include clinical education, teaching models, professional behaviours, functional aging assessment, exercise prescription, posture, fibromyalgia, and technology in rehab. She is a member of the APTA and has served varied leadership roles within the APTA Academy of Geriatrics and APTA Academy of Physical Therapy Education and serves the Wisconsin Chapter of the APTA as the Treasurer of the Wisconsin Clinical Education Consortium. 


  • D.P.T., Nova Southeastern University 2009
  • M.P.T., Loma Linda University 1998
  • B.S., Life Science, Loma Linda University

Courses Taught

  • PHTH 7516 Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • PHTH 7974 Clinical Education Experience 1
  • PHTH 7975 Clinical Education Experience 2
  • PHTH 7976 Clinical Education Experience 3
  • PHTH 7977 Clinical Education Experience 4
  • PHTH 7505 Patient Management 3
  • PHTH 7932 Advanced topics in PT: Geriatrics

Professional Affiliations

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association

  • Position: Member of CE Review committee. 2017-present.
  • Position: Nominating Committee member. 2011-2014.

Wisconsin Clinical Education Special Interest Group-WPTA

  • Leadership Position: Academic Co-Chair, WCEC. 2007-2010.
  • Leadership Position: Treasurer, CE SIG. 2016- Present.

American Physical Therapy Association

APTA Academy of Education

  • Leadership Position: Chair, Educational Leadership Conference Committee. 2017-Present.

APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy

  • Leadership Position: Director, Board of Directors. 2009-Feb 2014.
  • Leadership Position: Chair, Regional Course Committee. 2007-Nov 2014


  • PWR! Moves Certified Therapist.  Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery, June 2019
  • Certified Trainer for Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program, April 2017
  • Otago Exercise Program Certification, Jan 2016
  • Strong Women Exercise Program Certified Leader, November 2014
  • Geriatrics Clinical Specialist, ABPTS, APTA. July 2010, Recertification September 2020
  • Certified Exercise Expert for the Aged Adults (CEEAA) through Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, APTA. October 2009
  • Certified Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA. January 2008
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA. 2002
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Wisconsin