Physical Therapy Department

Michelle Donahue



Dr. Donahue received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a minor in Gerontology and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Shenandoah University. Dr. Donahue completed a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship at Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester and is the current Physical Therapy Discipline Coordinator.  She is a board-certified Pediatric Clinic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Level 2 APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, and a Certified Disability Sport Specialist.  Dr. Donahue is a member of the New York New Jersey Clinical Education Consortium and works closely with Site Coordinators of Clinical Education and Clinical Instructors to create and provide on-going support to clinical education programs across the nation.

Dr. Donahue's clinical experience is in pediatrics and developmental disabilities from birth-21 years of age in Early Intervention, Preschool, and School-Based settings. She has coordinated and consulted with numerous community-based recreational programs for children with special health care needs in the Rochester community.  Her research interests include the benefits of community-based recreational programs, assistive technology to promote inclusion, and student preparation for practice in the Early Intervention setting.


PT students work with LifePrep group in yoga classes. Dr. Donahue and Dr. Collins supervise.

Professors Michelle Donahue and Jennifer Collins collaborate with students to examine benefits of yoga-based movement for people with developmental disabilities. Read more.