Faculty Profile – Michael Seils

By | February 1, 2022

Michael Seils

Michael Seils recently joined Daemen as an assistant professor in the Physical Therapy Department.

Seils primarily teaches management leadership. He also assists with neuromuscular courses – and in labs where he helps students treat patients diagnosed with spinal cord injuries, strokes, and other cardiovascular disorders. 

From HS athlete to PT

A high school football and wrestling athlete, Seils experienced a major elbow injury and was required to complete three months of physical therapy. 

“The physical therapist was a Daemen graduate,” said Seils. “He mentored me and assisted me in healing through PT. This fueled my passion for education and complex rehabilitation.”

Seils added, “Everything has come full circle.”  

Earning both his undergraduate degree in health science and doctor of physical therapy degree at Nazareth College, Seils worked with many patients with complex diagnoses. 

After graduating, he worked in acute rehabilitation at a hospital, and home healthcare. He transitioned to a leadership role in home health care as a supervisor. He was also a trainer of physical therapists.

Seils, while at Nazareth

He is also now a board certified geriatric clinical specialist, and a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist – and has advanced competency in home health.

P(ar)T of Daemen

Seils recently earned his educational doctorate in executive leadership at St. John Fisher College.

This summer, he traveled across the country while writing his dissertation before coming to Daemen. 

“This is the first job that I love 100 percent,” said Seils. “I enjoy working with the faculty and students – and appreciate the collaborative, family-oriented culture. I’m happy to be part of Daemen.” 

In his spare time, Seils enjoys hiking, discovering national parks, and spending time with his family in Rochester.