Kari Miller, PT, DPT, EdD

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director

Dr. Miller is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. She teaches courses related to her specialty area of geriatrics and her research interests pertaining to psychosocial dimensions of healthcare.

Read Dr. Miller's CV (pdf)


  • EdD, Creighton University, Interdisciplinary Leadership
  • DPT, St. Ambrose University
  • BS, St. Ambrose University, Exercise Science
  • ABPTS Geriatric Clinical Specialist
  • State of Wisconsin License 12282-24
  • State of Iowa License 005298

Certifications and Licensure

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Member
  • Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, APTA, Member
  • Academy of Physical Therapy Education, APTA, Member
  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association, APTA, Member

My favorite spot on campus is the grotto because it's simple yet beautiful, and it's a great place of gathering on Wednesday nights during the school year for spiritual and social growth.

Dr. Karolyn Miller


Miller KA, Preventing Burnout of Physical Therapists: A Phenomenological Study to Guide Faculty in Preparing DPT Students. Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Platform Presentation), October 2022

Frank LM, Ryan K, Miller KA. The Relationship between Stress, Anxiety, and Self-Care in DPT Students. Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Poster Presentation), October 2022

Miller KA, Dailey DL, Lampe KE. Older Adult and Caregiver Empathy Simulation with Second Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Virtual (Poster Presentation), February 2021

More about Dr. Miller

Courses Taught

DPT 531 Functional Anatomy
DPT 600 Issues in Patient Care
DPT 670 Orthotics and Prosthetics
DPT 760 PT Procedures II, geriatrics
DPT 800 Applied Anatomy and Physiology
DPT 835 Portfolio Project


American Physical Therapy Organization, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Member
Academy of Physical Therapy Education Member

STAARS mentor - Davenport Community School District
Interprofessional Health Clinic - St. Ambrose University
Social Justice Committee, St. John Vianney Catholic Church

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