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Mike Foley, PT, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Garrison Hall 311




  • BS Business Administration, North Adams State College, North Adams MA 1985
  • MS Exercise Physiology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS 1988
  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS 1991
  • MA Physical Therapy, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth MN 1996


Professional / Research Areas of Interest:

Oncology Rehabilitation, physical function, physical activity, exercise physiology


Recent Publications:

Lenker, Hallie PT, DPT; Foley, Michael PT, PhD, Pre-Bone Marrow Transplant Physical Therapy Evaluations in Pediatric Oncology, Rehabilitation Oncology: October 2019- Volume 37- Issue 4 p E9-E11 doi:10.1097/01.REO0000000000000181

Foley, MP, Bean, D, Jernigan, D.  Quanitification and Comparison of Metabolic and Cardiorespiratory Responses to Increasing Levels of Support during Bodyweight-Supported Treadmill Running in Trained Runners Running at Anaerobic Threshold.  Journal of Exercise Physiology online, December 2018: 21(6): 1-11 (ISSN1097-9751)

Foley, MP, Hasson, SM, Gee, BM. Effects of a Translational Community-Based Multimodal Exercise Program on Sleep Quality in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. Journal of Exercise Medicine, April 2018. Volume 3 Number 2. ISSN 2378-4083

Foley, MP, Hasson, SM, Kendall,E. Effects of a Translational Community-Based Multimodal Exercise Program on Quality of Life and the Influence of Start Delay on Physical Function and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. Integrative Cancer Therapies, September 2017: https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735417731514

Foley, MP, Hasson. Effects of community-based multimodal exercise program on health-related physical fitness and physical function in breast cancer survivors: a pilot study. Integrative Cancer Therapies, January-March 2016: 1-9. Sage, DOI: 10.1177/1534735416639716

Foley MP, Barnes VA, Hasson SM. Effects of a community-based multimodal exercise program on physical function and quality of life in cancer survivors: a pilot study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 2015 Jul; 31(5): 303-12. DOI:10.3109/09593985.2015.1004390 PubMed PMID: 25613524

Foley M, Bowen B. Comparison of metabolic cost and cardiovascular response to stair ascending and descending with walkers and canes in older adults. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014 Sep; 95(9):1742-9. PubMed PMID: 24755046.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Foley has 14 years of full-time clinical experience in a variety of settings and practice areas. He is a certified lymphedema therapist and has experience in oncology rehabilitation. He has worked as a PT faculty member at universities over 17 years of full-time teaching experience.  


Personal Interests/Hobbies:

Outdoor recreation, nature

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