Melissa (Missy) Taylor, PT, DPT, ATC, NCS

Current Position: Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

Brief Bio

Missy has been a part of the full time physical therapy faculty since 2010. She received her BS in Athletic Training in 2003 and her DPT in 2006 from the University of Mary. Dr. Taylor is APTA board certified in neurology and is a member of the APTA section on neurology. She is a member of the continuing education committee of the NDPTA. Dr. Taylor has worked clinically in acute care since 2006. She is the advisor of the Student Physical Therapy Association and helps plan the annual Homerun Heroes event which is a baseball game for kids with disabilities.

Missy enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeromie, and two children, Drew and Paige. Her family loves the outdoors and all things sports. In her free time, you can find her cheering on her kids at various sporting events and her favorite collegiate and pro teams.

Courses Taught by Melissa Taylor

  • PTH 513 Systems Screening I - teach hematology and integumentary sections
  • PTH 515 Essential Skills I – course coordinator
  • PTH 527 Essential Skills III (May) - teach soft tissue component (1 credit)
  • PTH 629 Neuromotor I - teach last half of semester (1.5 credits)
  • PTH 805 Adv. Patient Management - Problem Based Learning Group Facilitator
  • PTH 855 Neurovestibular Elective - course coordinator and teach 1 credit of advanced neuro content
  • PTH 514 Systems Screening II - teach neurological section (1 credit)
  • PTH 630 Neuromotor II - course coordinator
  • PTH 636 Integumentary Mgmt - teach wound care content (1.5 credits)
  • PTH 531 & 731 (June – Aug) - supervise 1st & 2nd year students on clinicals

Research Interests

Dr. Taylor’s research activity is centered on fall prevention programs for the elderly and various aspects of balance training in healthy individuals as well as those with neurological diagnoses. She has presented posters nationally on these topics.