Sara North

Associate Professor
Director of Educational Innovation & Evaluation
Division of Physical Therapy; Co-Director, Center for Interprofessional Health


I am a Minnesota transplant from Wisconsin, joining the U in 2018. I have come to love the Twin Cities more than I could have imagined, and now "Home is on both sides of the river"! I have a passion for moving things from good to great and thriving in the gray unknown, collaborating toward a vision of excellence to benefit those we serve.

Professional Associations

  • American Council for Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), Director - Board of Directors
  • National Academies of Practice (NAP), Professional Member (PNAP)
  • National Academies of Practice - Physical Therapy Academy - Executive Council, Member at Large
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Member; Member of Education Section
  • Minnesota Physical Therapy Association (MNPTA), Member
  • American Evaluation Association, Member
  • American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), Member

Research Summary

Research areas of interest revolve around interprofessional education and innovative clinical and pedagogical models within educational and clinical settings.

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications

  • Physical Therapist Licensure, Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy
  • Certified American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Advanced Clinical Instructor 
  • Certified American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Clinical Instructor