Continuing Education

Continue to expand your skills and knowledge with our Continuing Education Program. We offer an annual lecture and other educational courses. Please see upcoming events below.

23rd Annual Jack Allison Memorial Lecture

23rd Annual Jack Allison Memorial Lecture

Saturday, November 11th 2023 8:00am - 4:30pm McNamara Alumni Center - Johnson Great Room

Leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide are socially constructed, meaning an individual’s social context shapes their risk of exposure, susceptibility to disease, and course of illness. As a result, health outcomes are not equally distributed. In response to changing societal needs and the need for better understanding and addressing underlying social determinants of poor health, many physical therapists are forging their own paths toward socially responsible practice.

During this session, we will explore the concept of “Structural Competence” and investigate the connection between structural violence, social determinants of health, and health equity.

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About the Speaker

Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH is a Professor and the Founding Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Ujima Center. Dr. VanHoose received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MPH from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. VanHoose is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy, and has been practicing since 1996. As a NIH, PCORI, and industry funded researcher, Dr. VanHoose investigates socioecological models of cancer related side effects with an emphasis on minority and rural cancer survivorship. She has been an advocate for movement of all persons, including the elimination of social policies and practices that are barriers to movement friendly environments.



The Shoulder in Sports

This online course is for learners who are interested in investigating the biomechanical and epidemiological aspects of the shoulder in athletics. The course will explore the unique demands placed on the shoulder in sports that involve throwing, swimming, swinging, and bodily impacts. The course begins with an investigation into sport-specific biomechanics, pathomechanics, and epidemiology and progresses to applied problem solving for rehabilitation and research scenarios.

This course is intended for individuals who have a background in anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder. This may include professional clinicians and pre-professional students (PT, ATC, PA, OT, MD), movement scientists, or graduate and undergraduate students interested in kinesiology and sports medicine.

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Jack Allison

Learn More About Jack Allison

Jack Allison was a beloved professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota. He received his baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1954. He served as a physical therapist in the U.S. Army at Valley Forge Hospital from 1954-1955 and at the University of Minnesota Hospital from 1956-1957. His teaching career in the Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota extended from 1957-1993. With outstanding vision and leadership, he served as the Director of the Program from 1978-1993. He was an accomplished educator endeared by all students. In 1992, he received the prestigious Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for his outstanding teaching talent. He was an inventor of two patents on devices related to supporting the head during physical therapy and measuring head mobility. He served on numerous committees and in elected positions at both the state and national levels of the American Physical Therapy Association. He was a renowned speaker on health care insurance and served as a consultant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Above his many professional accomplishments, he will be remembered most by the 1000 physical therapy students whom he taught in his career for his genuine friendliness, helpfulness and dignity shown to all.