Elaine Filusch Betts, PT, PhD, FACSM
  • Elaine_Betts_HEADSHOT1Position: Professor 
  • Department: School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
  • Campus Address: 2203 Health Professions Building
  • Phone: 989-774-2356
  • Email: betts1ef@cmich.edu
  • Courses:

PTH 622: Clinical Pathophysiology II
PTH 636: Exam & Diagnosis II
PTH 645: Patient Care I
PTH 665: PT Seminar I
PTH 765: Seminar III
PTH 736: Exam & Diagnosis IV
PTH 792: Physical Therapy Research & Practice: a Global Perspective
PTH 825: Health Promotion in Physical Therapy Practice
HSC 631: Physiology of Exercise (supplemental instructor)
PTH 790: Clinical Research I
PTH 890: Clinical Research II

Degrees and Universities

B.S., Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1973
M.A., Exercise Physiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1980
Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1982

Honors and Recognitions

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Founder's Award, Midwest Chapter American College of Sports Medicine

Professional Organizations

 The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Orthopaedic Section, APTA
Michigan Physical Therapy Association
International Society of Educators in Physiotherapy
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Midwest Regional Chapter, ACSM
Phi Beta Delta, International Scholar Honorary​

Publications

Betts EF, Smith J, Wischmeyer S, Betts JJ. (2011) Effect of Acute, Whole-Body Vibration on an Isometric One Repetition Maximum Biceps Curl. Proceedings of the World Congress of Physical Therapy, the Netherlands.

Betts JJ, Betts, EF, Harris, C. (2009). Anatomy and Biomechanics in: ACSM's Health & Fitness Certification Review, 3rd ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Betts EF, Brandsen K, Jolin K, Munger, M, Nash K, Wilson, J, Betts JJ. (2007) Strength and Blood Profile Changes in Females with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Response to Eight Weeks of Resistance Exercise
Training. Proceedings of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Betts JJ, Betts, EF, Harris, C. (2006). Anatomy and Biomechanics in: ACSM's Health & Fitness Certification Review, 2nd ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Betts EF, Hill KC, Madsen SE. (2003). Efficacy of Static Magnets in Reducing Pain and Edema in Grade I and Grade II Ankle Sprains. Proceedings of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Barcelona, Spain.

Betts, EF, Morgan J, Reinbold S, Saunders M, Betts J. (2003). Static Magnet Application: Effects on Perceived Discomfort as Elicited by Electrical Stimulation. Proceedings of the World Confederation of
Physical Therapy, Barcelona, Spain.

Betts JJ, Betts EF, Kaun CA, Drenth A, Mayer A. (2002). Short Term Resistance Training Effects on Glucose Tolerance and Insulin in Obese Women. Proceedings of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Research Areas

  • Exercise in populations exhibiting insulin resistance: diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Efficacy of complementary medicine (e.g. magnets) in physical therapy
  • The use of electronic gaming systems in rehabilitation