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Gunnar Fillerup, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Gunnar Fillerup, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Instructor, Department of Physical Therapy Education - California

College of Health Sciences

Join year: 2016

  • Education
    • DPT, Physical Therapy, Western University of Health Sciences 2016
    • BS, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, emphasis in Human Performance, Cal Lutheran University 2011
  • Certification
    • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), 2019
    • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association,2017
    • Owens Recovery Science: Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Certified,2017
    • Biomechanical Orthotic Fitting,2016
    • Certified JOBST Custom Garment Fitter, JOBST,2016
    • ROCKTAPE: Fascial Movement Taping Level I (FMT-Basic) Certified, 2015
    • ROCKTAPE: Performance Movement Techniques (PMT) Certified, 2015
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support, since2013
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, since2013
    • Functional Movement Systems, FMS,2012
  • Courses
    • PT 5055: Kinesiology II
    • PT 5205:Exam & Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders I
    • PT 8110: Structural Imaging
    • PT 8500: Selected Topics: Boards Preparation
    • PT 8500: Selected Topics: Ultrasound Imaging
  • Research Grant
    • Comparison of standard elbow tennis supports to a new design: A pilot study

    WesternU IRB #: 1732929-1

    Principal investigator: Christine Eddow

    Co-investigators: Denise Schilling and Gunnar Fillerup

    • Summer Health Profession Education Program (In Progress)

    Funding: External

    Investigators:Gunnar Fillerup and Denise Schilling

    • Professional Development in a Physical Therapy Curriculum (In Progress)

    Funding: Internal

    Investigators: Janet Konecne and Gunnar Fillerup

    • Blood Flow Restriction Training (In Progress)

    Funding: Internal

    Investigators:Gunnar Fillerup and Grant Hirayama

  • Awards
    • Physical Therapy Academic Achievement Award, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Allied Health Professions, August 2016
    • Rebecca E. Pabst Scholarship, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Allied Health Professions, August 2016
    • Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities, Who's Who Among Students,February 2015
    • East West Scholarship Recipient, Western University of Health Sciences, February 2015
    • Dean's List, WesternU, 2013 - 2016
  • Organizations
    • American Physical Therapy Association, Imaging SIG, 2019 - Present
    • Intercollegiate Academic Clinical Coordinator Council (IACCC), 2018 - Present
    • Alpha Eta Society, 2016 - Present
    • California Physical Therapy Association, 2013 - Present
    • American Physical Therapy Association, 2013 - Present

    Orthopedic Section, Sports Physical Therapy Section

    • National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2012-Present
  • Committees
    • DPTE Faculty Search Committee, 2021
    • CHS Guidelines Committee (Chair), 2020 - Present
    • CHS Student Academic Performance Committee, 2020 - Present
    • CHS Student Conduct Committee, Chair, 2020 - Present
    • DPTE Chair Search Committee, 2020
    • DPTE Faculty Search Committee, 2019
    • DPTE Oregon Director of Clinical Education Search Committee, 2019
    • DPTE Awards Committee, 2018 - Present
    • DPTE Admissions Committee, 2016 - Present
  • Publications

    Peer Reviewed Publications:

    • Liggan, L., Rogers, C., Masada, G., Irwin, S., Fillerup, G., Snyder, S., Hirayama, G., Wilder, E. & Schilling, D (2020). Mentorship a Lifelong Process-Phases, Roles and Dynamics in the Development of Mentoring Relationship. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 1(13), 215-217.
    • Kelly, L. A., McMillan, D. G., Anderson, A., Fippinger, M., Fillerup, G., & Rider, J. (2013). Validity of actigraphs uniaxial and triaxial accelerometers for assessment of physical activity in adults in laboratory conditions. BMC medical physics, 13(1), 1-7.

    Non-Peer Reviewed Publications/Submissions:

    • Fillerup, G., Hirayama, G., Masada, G. & Schilling, D.Succession Planning: A multi-generational approach to building a new faculty member in a graduate level program.The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, Accepted with revisions June 2021.
    • Fillerup, G. & Hawkins, S: Training once per week maintains cardiovascular adaptations for four weeks. Submitted to International Journal of Sports Medicine June 2011. Accepted with revisions September 2011.