Sharon A. Prybylo, PT, DPT

Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor


Department: Physical Therapy
Office Location: 330 FL Atkins Building
Phone: 336-750-2199
Fax: 336-750-2192
Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Prybylo joined the MPT faculty at WSSU in June 2004 as an Adjunct Professor  "Physical Agents". She was the Assistant ACCE at WSSU January 2005 to September 2006, when she became the Director of Clinical Education. Dr. Prybylo has been working as a PT for over 35 years and had owned her own physical therapy practice for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including acute care, in-patient rehab, out-patient orthopedics, home health, pediatrics, and skilled nursing care. She was on the Advisory Committee for the WSSU PT program and has served as a clinical instructor and clinical researcher for WSSU PT students since the program's inception. Dr. Prybylo has worked as a Center of Clinical Education for over 32 years with students from many schools. Dr. Prybylo is a trainer for the  APTA  Clinical Instructor Education  course and has taught several courses in the Southeast. She also has received her certification as an Advanced Clinical Education Instructor.

Dr. Prybylo has been on the WSSU DPT Human Simulation team since its inception in 2007. She has lectured with other faculty on local, regional and national conferences on the utilization of human simulation in the physical therapy curriculum.

Dr. Prybylo has lived in Winston-Salem for over 35 years and has three grown daughters and three granddaughters. Her oldest daughter is a PT, youngest daughter is a NP and her middle daughter is married and works in finance and insurance.

Educational Background

  • B.S., Physical Therapy Russell Sage College, Troy, New York-Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
  • D.P.T. Physical Therapy Sage Graduate School, Sage Colleges, Troy, New York
  • Certification in APTA Clinical Education Instructors' Basic Program
  • Certification in APTA Advanced Clinical Education Instructors’ Program
  • Certified Trainer for APTA Clinical Education Instructors’ Basic Program

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • Dr. Prybylo has conducted clinical research study with two cohorts of WSSU MPT students on the therapeutic effect of static magnets on patients with shoulder pain and Parkinsonism. She is very interested in the use of modalities and alternative medicine with patients with chronic pain.
  • Other of her research topics/interests include: longitudinal study on the attitudes of PT students toward various clinical settings; effect of human simulation in physical therapy education; and alternative models for PT clinical education.

  • Additional Information:

    Clinical Education I – DPT 7701
    Clinical Education II – DPT 7702
    Clinical Education III – DPT 8801
    Clinical Education IV – DPT 8802
    Acute Care – DPT 6208
    Professional Issues – DPT 6201
    Clinical Education Seminar – DPT 7102

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