Central Penn College - Jeannie Bower

Central Penn College


Faculty Who Care

M. Jeannie Bower, B.S., PTA
Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant

Academic Bio

I have been teaching at the postsecondary level for 14 years. I have edited/reviewed several Medical Assisting textbooks. The most recent being the 22nd edition of Taber's Medical Dictionary. Currently pursuing a Master's degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Rehabilitation Science from California University of PA and will be sitting for the C.E.S. exam in the very near future.

Personal Bio

I have lived in south central PA all of my life. I am married and have two daughters. I enjoy a variety of music genres and art styles. I played trombone in high school. I like to run Disney half marathons!

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that learning is an active process. One learns by doing as well as through repetition, which comes in different forms and is key for long-term utilization of information. Personal associations and connections must be made within the current level of understanding. The information must be useful and understandable. Some of the greatest opportunities for learning occur during discussions and group interaction, both whole and small. Variability in the way information is presented is key and crucial to the overall learning experience.


  • Bachelor of Science in Education-Penn State University, 1989
  • Certificate in Health Information Science, 2000
  • Associates in Applied Sciences-PTA-Central Penn College, 2013

Courses & Subjects

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Pathophysiology for the PTA I and II
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Disease and Diagnostics
  • Medical Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Administrative Procedures
  • Transcription
  • Health Insurance
  • Billing and Coding