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Jamie  Dunlap Coates PT, DPT, GCS
Joined Seton Hill
Latrobe, PA
Contact Info
(724) 830-1184

Dr. Coates joined the Seton Hill Department of Physical Therapy faculty in 2020 as the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor. She is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy. Previously, she worked in an outpatient Physical Therapy clinic as a full-time clinician and facility director, with over 10 years of experience. Dr. Coates' clinical interests include conservative management of osteoarthritis, rotator cuff repair rehabilitation, maintaining older adult independence, and supporting an active lifestyle for all age groups. In addition to clinical practice, training and mentoring the next generation of Physical Therapists is Dr. Coates’ passion, which led her to her current position. Dr. Coates' educational philosophy stresses the importance of teaching ethical treatment of each patient, with dignity and respect, and attention to the "whole person's" individual differences.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.S. Biology, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA


  • Duquesne University: National Collegiate Medical Professions Award, National Scholars Honor Society, Student Health Advisory Committee, Duquesne University Physical Therapy Association
  • University of Pittsburgh: Aging Institute Scholarship for the Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program
  • Saint Vincent College: Dean’s List, Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association National Honor Roll, Awarded Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities & Colleges, Collegiate All-American Scholar Award, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Alpha Phi Omega, Vice President of Service, Life Science Club, Secretary, Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Team


  • APTA House of Delegates, PA Southwest District, Alternate
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic, Education, and Geriatric Academies
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA), Geriatric Special Interest Group
  • PPTA Advocacy Day Participant


  • APTA Board Certified Geriatric Specialist
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, Pennsylvania
  • Direct Access Certification, Pennsylvania
  • Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Rehabilitation
  • Kinesio Taping: Fundamentals and Advanced (KT1, KT2)
  • Graston Technique Provider
  • Basic and Advanced APTA Certified Clinical Instructor


  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Southwest District Delegate (Alternate): 10/2020 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Southwest District Director: 2016-2018
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Southwest District Education Committee Co-Chair: 2013-2015