Kathryn N. Oriel
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S. University of Sciences, Philadelphia
Ed.D. Idaho State University
Dr. Oriel teaches pediatric physical therapy, motor development, motor control, and health promotion for self and society. Her research interests include the impact of community-based fitness programs on children with disabilities, exercise in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and health promotion across the lifespan. Clinical practice area is pediatrics, specifically an inclusive preschool setting.
Oriel, K. N., Kanupka, J. W., DeLong, K. S., & Noel, K. (2014). The impact of aquatic exercise on sleep behaviors in
children with autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 1-8.
Oriel, K. N., Kanupka, J. W., George, C. L., Himmelberger, B., Janke, B., & Repoley, M. (in press). The impact of
participation in a structured aquatic exercise program on parents' perceptions of behavior in children with autism
spectrum disorder. Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy.
Oriel, K.N. (2015, February 4-7). The impact of participation in an aquatic exercise program on behavior in children with
autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, APTA, Indianapolis, Ind.
Oriel, K.N. (2015, February 4-7). The impact of participation in a community- based exercise program on quality of life,
self-concept, and activity preferences in children with disabilities. Poster presented at the Combined Sections Meeting,
APTA, Indianapolis, Ind.
Marchese, V.G., Oriel, K.N., Fry, J. A., Kovacs, J. L., Weaver, R. L., Reilly, M. M., & Ginsberg, J. P. (2012). Development of reference values for the functional mobility assessment. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 24(4), 361-367.
Oriel, K. N., Marchese, V. G., Shirk, A., Wagner, L., Young, E., & Miller, L. (2012). The psychosocial benefits of an inclusive community-based aquatics program. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 24(3), 224-230.
Bainbridge, E., Bevens, S., Keeley, B., & Oriel, K. N. (2011). The effects of the Nintendo Wii Fit on community dwelling older adults with perceived balance deficits: A pilot study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 29(2), 126-135.
George, C. L., Oriel, K. N., Blatt, P. J., & Marchese, V. (2011). Impact of a community-based exercise program on children and adolescents with disabilities. Journal of Allied Health, 40(4), e-55-60.
Oriel, K. N., George, C. L., Peckus, B., & Semon, A. (2011). The effects of aerobic exercise on academic engagement in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23(2), 187-193.