Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Degrees earned: BS
in Athletic Training, South Dakota State University; Master of Physical
Therapy, St. Ambrose University; Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clarke University.
experience: Brad is an assistant professor, teaching in the areas of
Orthopedics, Therapeutic Exercise, Primary Care, Biomechanics and Sports
Medicine and serving as an academic advisor. He has worked in outpatient
orthopedic and sports physical therapy since 1998 and continues to practice at
a local clinic. He has been awarded certification as an Orthopedic Clinical
Specialist (OCS) and Sports Physical Therapist (SCS) from the American Board of
Physical Therapy Specialties.
Additionally, he is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the
National Athletic Trainers Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning
Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association
and is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie
Institute USA. As an active member of the profession, he is a member of the
American Physical Therapy Association and has held leadership positions within
the Iowa Physical Therapy Association.
I strive to provide students with opportunities to learn and to grow in an
environment that engages them in activities that are hands on and relevant to
contemporary physical therapy practice.
Clarke’s impact on
Brad: Clarke University provides an environment where administration,
faculty and staff work together in a supportive environment that fosters
personal and professional growth. Service to the community is as important as
our service to our students.
Brad’s impact on
students: I hope to foster a student’s desire to know; to help cultivate
their intellectual curiosity. A continued desire to learn will impact our
students and their future patients well after they have graduated. I strive to
be a professional mentor by being active in the profession of Physical Therapy
and the American Physical Therapy Association. In the end, I hope our students
look back at their time at Clarke University and feel that the hours of
studying and hard work have helped them become the person they want to be.
Movie – Hoosiers
Book – Travels
with Charlie by John Steinbeck
Quote – “If you
want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and
give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -
Antoine de st. Exupery
Class in college
Place traveled – Black
Hills of South Dakota
Hobby – Hiking
and camping, Woodworking, Basketball