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Sharon Fair, PT, BA, BS, MS, Psy D, PhD

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Founder & President of the Wellness Society


The mission of the Wellness Society is to offer wellness education to physical therapists so they may enhance the wellness of their patients, themselves and their communities.

Founded as Florida Fitness in St Petersburg, FL in 1981

Author

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Fair, S.E. (in progress) Wellness and Physical Therapy 2020. Palatka, FL: Wellness Society


Available for purchase in early 2020 for $75 (plus shipping and sales tax, if applicable)


Advance Order: $55 including shipping & sales tax, if applicable

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Fair, S.E. (2010) Wellness and Physical Therapy. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett

Required textbook in numerous entry-level DPT programs throughout the USA and abroad

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Fair, S.E. (2007) Wellness and Physical Therapy. St Augustine, FL: Wellness Society


This textbook served as the primary reference in the required courses in Wellness, Wellness I and Wellness II in the entry-level DPT program and the transitional DPT program at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences during the years 2007 - 2008. 

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Fair, S.E. (2006) Wellness and Physical Therapy. St Augustine, FL: Wellness Society


This textbook served as the primary reference in the required course in Wellness in the entry-level DPT program at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences during the years 2006 - 2007. 

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Fair, S.E. (1986) How to Teach Aerobic Dance. NY, NY: Queens College. 


This served as the primary reference for the course "How to Teach Aerobic Dance" in the Bachelor of Science in physical education at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Each graduate was required to take one "dance" course, and this course was one of the three options.  

Presenter / Speaker

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Continuing education platform presentations at Florida state, national and international conferences

APTA Preview 2020, Las Vegas, NV

Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, Boston, MA

International E-Learning Association (IELA)

among others

Consultant / Speaker

Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Employee Wellness Program, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore, MD

among others

Professor

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Associate Professor in Physical Therapy

University of St Augustine for Health Services

2000 - 2008


Instructed courses in Wellness I, Wellness II, Psychological & Ethical Aspects of PT, Gerontology, Professional Development and Administration & Management 

Chairperson of the University Curriculum Committee

Research & Publications

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Fair, S.E. A (2007) Comparison of the Aerobic Capacity Wellness of Female and Male Physical Therapist Members of the American Physical Therapy Association. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 31(1) Spring:6-10. 

Fair, S.E. (2005) The fitness self-wellness of physical therapists. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(1), 1-236. (ProQuest Information and Learning No. 3162726)

Fair, S.E. (2004) A Comparison of the Self-Wellness of Female and Male Students in one Entry-Level Physical Therapy Program, Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 28(3) December: 15-21. 

Fair, S.E. (2000) "Real world" compliance: the efficacy of the 420 calorie Optifast diet in one hospital-based clinic. Paper for the Southern California University for Professional Studies, Palo Alto, CA. 

Fair, S.E. (1987) The effects of a moderate versus a modest exercise regime on the quality of weight loss of obese women on a very low calorie diet. Paper for the Maryland Metabolic Institute of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

PhD in Education

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Capella University

2005


Dissertation: Wellness among PT members of the APTA 

Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning

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Psychology Doctorate, Psy.D.

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Southern California University for Professional Studies (now North Central University) 

1999

Coursework emphasized psychological aspects of physical therapy

Physical Therapist

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Licensed Physical Therapist since 1993

Florida License PT-12315

Hawaii License PT-3939

Maryland License PT-17657

B.S. in Physical Therapy

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University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Medicine, Dept of PT

1993

APTA

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Joined 1992

Council on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Wellness - FL representative


Mentor in APTA's "Members Mentoring Members" 


Chairperson of the Home Health SIG (special interest group) of the APTA of MD


Committee Member (alongside Florence Kendall, PT) of the Nominating Committee of the APTA of MD

Lead Exercise Physiologist

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Maryland Metabolic Institute of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Agency, Inc

1987 - 1991


Assessment of body composition and maximal oxygen consumption.

Small group and one-on-one exercise instruction in basics of exercise and compliance. Supervised staff exercise physiologists.

Master of Science: Exercise and Nutrition Science

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City University of New York (CUNY) - Queens College

1986 


Graduate Fellow 

Instructed  courses in "Health, Nutrition & Exercise" (lecture and lab) and "How Teach Aerobic Dance" for physical education majors (including lecture, lab and writing of the course manual)

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Bachelor of Arts "with distinction"

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University of South Florida

1981

Major: Creative and Technical Writing

(B.A. "with distinction" signifies top graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences during the respective semester of graduation)

Organizations: 

University Representative to the Florida State House of Representatives

Omicron Delta Kappa (National leadership honor society)

Phi Kappa Phi  (Honor society)

Outdoors Club - Vice President

Sailing Club - Secretary

Student Government - Secretary

Computer Club