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Doctor of Physical Therapy

nora-with-studentsTop-Notch Faculty

Our knowledgeable faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you become a top-notch PT. They make themselves available to students who need advice and assistance outside of the classroom. They keep current on the latest PT techniques and technology by staying active in clinical practice, community service, scholarship, and professional activities.

There are no graduate teaching assistants in the program; only expert faculty members teach students. The faculty has earned 10 board certifications and fellowships. The program also hosts 60 guest lecturers every year, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and occupational therapists.

Baird, Jennifer

Baird, Jennifer

Assistant Professor

Licensed since 1995, Dr. Baird joined St. Ambrose in Fall 2012 and teaches Physical Therapy Procedures and Kinesiology and Biomechanics.

Ballantyne, Bryon

Ballantyne, Bryon

Associate Professor

Teaches human gross anatomy and functional anatomy as well as evidence-based practice.

Barr, John

Barr, John

Professor

Teaches in professional development, neuroscience and geriatrics-related courses.

Cassady, Sandra

Cassady, Sandra

Professor and Dean, College of Education and Health Sciences

Teaches research and issues surrounding the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

Ehrmann, Barbara

Ehrmann, Barbara

Clinical Assistant Professor

Coordinates lectures in pathology and medical management, and assists in human gross anatomy and functional anatomy.

Farrell, Kevin

Farrell, Kevin

Professor

Chair of the post-professional programs, including both the transition DPT program and Orthopaedic Clinical Residency program.

Frank, Lynn

Frank, Lynn

Asst. Professor, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Helps create individual student plans for clinical education and assists with neuromuscular therapeutics.

Lampe, Kathie

Lampe, Kathie

Assistant Professor

Teaches PT procedures, physical agents, patient care issues and the integument course. Kathie has authored abstracts, articles, book reviews, and chapter on wound evaluation.

Levsen, Mark

Levsen, Mark

Assistant Professor

Teaches Musculoskeletal Therapeutics I and II and Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Puthoff, Michael

Puthoff, Michael

Program Director and Associate Professor

Teaches cardiopulmonary therapeutics, clinical exercise physiology, PT procedures, and topics in geriatrics.

Riley, Nora

Riley, Nora

Associate Professor

Teaches neuromuscular therapeutics.

Ryan, Kristin

Ryan, Kristin

Clinical Assistant Professor, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Coordinates student plans for clinical education and teaches professional seminar.