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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions
Office of the Dean
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing - 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211

Tamara L. Phelan, PT, Ed.D, FAAOMPT


Department of Physical Therapy

Phone: 209.946.2894

Research Interests

  • Manual and Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Professionalism and Professional Behavior in Physical Therapists
  • Therapeutic Exercise in Physical Therapy

Dr. Phelan earned her bachelor of science from Tennessee State University, her masters of orthopedic manual therapy from Ola Grimsby Institute and her doctor of education from University of the Pacific in 2008. Before Dr. Phelan came to Pacific she taught as adjunct faculty for Ola Grimsby Institute as well as Belmont University and Tennessee State University. She joined the Pacific faculty in 2001 teaching kinesiology and orthopedic and manual therapy.

Dr. Phelan's favorite thing about teaching at Pacific is the students. "They are all such lovely people and have all worked so hard to get here. It reminds me that what you hear about ‘young people today' is not accurate and it makes me feel better about the world."