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Are you interested in a career in physical therapy?Join us for an Informational Session on November 19, 2015 or April 14, 2016. 

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Winter 2014-2015

For Clinical Educators and Students

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Continuing Education 2015

16th Annual Jack Allison Lecture
Dale Avers, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA
"Mobility in the Frail Elderly Adult"
Saturday, November 7, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

For more detailed information and registration contact Rich Adamczak (adamc002@umn.edu)

Program in Rehabilitation Science

The University of Minnesota Program in Rehabilitation Science is an advanced training program designed for professionals pursuing academic careers in research training.

The Rehabilitation Science MS and PhD degrees are geared to occupational and physical therapists and students with related interests.

For more information, please click here.

2016 Commencement Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony:
Saturday, June 11, 2016
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Email Address:  ptquest@umn.edu
Phone:  612-624-2662

US Mail Address:
Program in Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota
MMC 388
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Location/Deliveries Address:
Children's Rehabilitation Center
384 ChRC
426 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Directions to Children's Rehab Center and Parking Information


Welcome Assistant Professor
Manda Keller-Ross, PhD, DPT

MEDPHYSTHER Faculty Manda Keller-Ross thumbnailManda L. Keller-Ross is pleased to accept an Assistant Professor appointment in the Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Keller-Ross completed her undergraduate degree here at the University of Minnesota in Kinesiology. She then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She began practicing physical therapy at the VA Medical Center and simultaneously began her PhD at Marquette University investigating central and peripheral mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigability in the presence of acute and chronis stress.

Upon completion of her PhD, she commenced a three-year post-doctoral fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Cardiovascular Diseases. Her primary research at Mayo included investigating mechanisms of exercise limitation in patients with heart failure, specifically how group III and IV skeletal muscle afferents contributed to blood pressure regulation and ventilatory control during exercise.

Dr. Keller-Ross's primary research interest at the University of Minnesota is 1) to investigate neuromuscular mechanisms contributing to exercise intolerance (symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue and low peak oxygen consumption (VO2)) in patients with heart failure and 2) to identify novel therapeutic interventions to improve exercise and functional capacity and mortality in heart failure.

Dr. Keller-Ross will be the Director of the Physiology course and provide consultation to the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation course in the Program in Physical Therapy. She will also be working on developing initiatives to expand the role of the physical therapist in cardiac rehabilitation in both the acute and chronic setting.





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