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Bradley Kruse

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Office: 111 CBH 
Mail Stop: 1712 
Phone: 6403 


Degrees earned: BS in Athletic Training, South Dakota State University; Master of Physical Therapy, St. Ambrose University; Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clarke University.

Professional 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.

Teaching philosophy: 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.

Brad's favorite: 

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 – Biomechanics

Place traveled – Black Hills of South Dakota

Hobby – Hiking and camping, Woodworking, Basketball




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  • Arts at Clarke 2016
  • Transfer Fall 2015