Holistic Health

Holistic Health: Faculty & Staff: Sachiko Komagata, PT, Ph.D. - Chair of Holistic Health & Exercise Science

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Ph.D. Physical Therapy, Temple University, 2004; Thesis Title: Physical Therapists' Beliefs about What Facilitates Successful Patient Outcomes

M.P.T. Physical Therapy, Temple University, 1993
B.P.E. Physical Education, Japan Women's College of Physical Education, 1986



Physical Therapist License in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Since Sep. 1993 (inactive since 2015)
Physical Therapist License in State of New Jersey Since May 2002
APTA Clinical Instructor Certification Nov. 2002
LANA Certified Lymphedema TherapistCM Oct. 2001-2007
American Heart Association ACLS Certification May 1999 - 2005
ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist Certification Since Nov. 1995

National Wellness Institute (NWI) certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) since 2011

Professional Memberships

American Physical Therapy Association 1991 - present
Women's Health 2005 - 2010
Geriatric Section 2002 - 2010
Neurology Section 2001 - 2005
Education Section 1996 - 2010
Orthopaedic Section 1996 - 2005
Cardiopulmonary Section 1995 - 2005
Arthritis Foundation 1994 - present

Courses Taught at GCU (On campus and Online)

HE 210 Holistic Health Foundations /Holistic Health Past Present and Future (F 04, 05, 10, 11, 13, Sp 05)
HE 310 Holistic Views of Women's Health (Sp 08, 09, 10, 11 & 12)
HE 330 Health, Humor, and Healing (F 04 & Sp 05)
HE 340 Eastern Views of Holistic Health (F 05, 10, 11, 12 & Sp 08 & 09)
HE 350 Special Topic: Women's Health (Sp 06, 07, 10, 12)

HE 350 Special Topic: Meditation for Life (Sp14)

HE 350 Special topic: Mindfulness Living (Sp15)
HH 500 Anatomy and Physiology: A Holistic Approach (Sp 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 15)
HH 501 Foundations of Holistic Health (F 04, 06 & 11, 12, 13)
HH 530 Research Methods (F 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Sp13, 14, 15)
HH 540 Humor and Healing (F 05)
HH 570 Holistic Women's Health (F 09)
HH 599 Project in Holistic Health (F 04 & 06, Sp 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, SS13, 14)

Courses Taught Through McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL)

Insight Into Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) (Sp 10)
Japanese Calligraphy as Mindfulness Practice (Sp 10)

Humor and Health (F10)

Demystify Japanese Culture (F11)

Meditation for Life (Sp12)



Komagata, S. Scientific Basis of Energy and Spirituality.  Mind Body Spirit Expo at Valley Forge Convention Center.  November 23, 2014.

Komagata, S. & Pelicci, G. Perceived Benefits and Cost of the Use of For-Profit Online Management Company for Developing Totally Online MA in Holistic Health Studies Program at Georgian Court University, NJEdge.Net 15th Annual Faculty Showcase, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ March 28, 2014.   

Komagata, S. Is Meditation Beneficial for College Health Professionals and Their Students?  New Jersey College Health Professions Meeting at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ on Oct. 20, 2010.

Komagata, S. Putting Ourselves into Learners’ Shoes: Small Incremental Steps towards Learner-Centered Education in Holistic Health.

Poster Presentation, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ. May 6, 2010.  Received First Place Award

Chair, Holistic Birthing Panel Discussion, Women's Awareness Week, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, November 2, 2009.

Chair, Department of Holistic Health & Exercise Science and Wellness Panel: "A Pilot Wellness Survey of Women’s College Students of Georgian Court University." Scholarship Day, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ. March 12, 2009.

Komagata, S. (Aug. 2008). Five tips for swimming successfully against non-holistic culture. Edge Life Magazine.

Komagata, N. and Komagata, S. (2008). Ava's Bedside: Making Sense Through Attachment. Morrisville, NC: Lulu.com.

Komagata, N. and Komagata, S. (2007). The Mind-Body Connection Behind Holistic Approaches to Health: Recent Advancements and Current Limitations. Ewing, NJ: Nobo & Sachiko Komagata.

Komagata, S. Rapidly Graying Japan and Its Age-old Holistic Health Approaches. East Asia Colloquium, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ on December 14th, 2007.

Komagata, S. Immigrants' Health Issues.  Immigration Awareness Week, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJon March 23, 2007.

Komagata S.  Physical Therapists' Beliefs about What Facilitates Successful Patient Outcomes

Poster Presentation at Fall 2003 CHP Graduate Student Research Symposium, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Abstract p. 3)
Poster Presentation at NIH Trainee Workshop, Silver Spring, MD, 2004 (Abstract #80)

Komagata S, Newton R. The Effectiveness of Tai Chi on Improving Balance in Older Adults: An Evidence-based Review.  Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.  2003;26(2):9-16

Komagata S.  Null Curriculum: Unpredictable Obstacles During Clinical Education.  Proc. WCPT’99. Abst# PO-SI-129-25, p. 336. 1999. 

Poster Presentation at 13th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy in Yokohama, Japan 1999.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  PARF (Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities) Annual Conference, Valley Forge, PA, 1996.

A Comprehensive Course in Cardiac Rehabilitation.  Lankeneu Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, 1994 - 1996.

Invited talk on Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation, 1994.
Workshop on EKG Interpretation, 1995 and 1996.

Alexy D, Barrett J, Komagata S, McCann A, VanSant AF. A Description of Movement Patterns Used By Children with Down Syndrome During Rolling From Supine to Prone.  

Poster Presentation at Second Joint Congress of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association, Toronto, Canada, 1994.
Poster Presentation at Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Seven Springs, PA, 1993.

Contact Me:

Wellness Center - Room 527 (Directions)

Georgian Court University
School of of Arts and Science
Dept. of Holistic Health & Exercise Science
900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697

Phone: 732. 987.2663

 revised on 12/9/14 by SK

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