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Sarah Wallace

Sarah Wallace, MS

Adjunct Instructor School of Allied Health


Professor Wallace joined the faculty of Cedarville University full-time as an Assistant Professor of Allied Health in 2024, having served in an adjunct faculty role since 2021. She remains in limited clinical practice as a physical therapist serving in the homecare setting with a primarily older population. Her clinical areas of specialty are geriatric, neurologic, general medical, and adults with developmental disabilities. Her current teaching roles include Physical Activity and Healthy Living, Nutrition, and Research Methods. Professor Wallace is a member of the APTA (American PT Association) and OPTA (Ohio PT Association).

Education and Credentials

  • MS in Allied Health Education, 1993, University of Connecticut
  • BS in Physical Therapy, 1988, Russell Sage College
  • Delay the Disease Certified (Parkinson's program)
  • Otago Balance Program Certified

Scholarly Works

  • Peterson, David, et al. A Christian Guide to Body Stewardship, Diet, and Exercise, 4th Edition (pending Fall 2024), Contributing Editor, "Chapter 4: Stress Management and Sleep"; Cedrus Press, 2023.
  • “A Prehabilitation Program for Physically Frail Community-living Older Persons.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Volume 84, Issue 3, Pages 394 - 404. Thomas M. Gill MD, Dorothy I. Baker PhD, RN-CS, Margaret Gottschalk MS, PT, Evelyne A. Gahbauer MD, MPH, Peter A. Charpentier MPH, Paul T. de Regt MS, PT and Sarah J. Wallace MS, PT 

Participation as a clinician in the Prehabilitation study through the Yale Program on Aging resulted in the following two related articles being published:

  • “A Program to Prevent Functional Decline in Physically Frail, Elderly Persons Who Live at Home.” The New England Journal of Medicine; Volume 347: 1068-1074, Number 14, October 3, 2002. Thomas M. Gill, MD, Dorothy I. Baker, PhD, RN-CS, Margaret Gottschalk, PT, MS, Peter N. Peduzzi, PhD, Heather Allore, PhD, and Amy Byers, MPH.
  • “A Prehabilitation Program for the Prevention of Functional Decline: Effect on Higher-level Physical Function.”  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Volume 85, Issue 7, July 2004, Pages 1043-1049.

Expert Topics

Physical rehabilitation and exercise, sleep-stress management, educational methods, and nutrition


  • Enjoying time with her husband and three adult children
  • Gardening
  • Camping
  • Walking / hiking
  • Hosting Cedarville students in our home

Why Cedarville?

God called our family from Connecticut to Ohio to be a part of the ministry to Cedarville students. Cedarville University is a unique place where excellent education occurs in the context of a biblical worldview and integration, and the goal is to bring glory to Jesus Christ in all we do.