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.


    Pulmonary Physiology and the Impact of SARS-CoV-2
    Date: Tuesday, February 16th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Presenter: Manda L Keller-Ross, PhD, DPT

    Dr. Keller-Ross completed her Post-doctoral Fellow at Mayo Clinic (Cardiovascular Diseases). She earned her PhD Integrative Neuromuscular Physiology, Exercise Physiology from Marquette University. She graduated from Marquette University with a Doctorate in Physical and B.S in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a faculty member of two PhD Programs: Integrative Biology and Physiology & Rehabilitation Science. Her teaching area is in Physiology. She also leads the Cardiovascular Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory (CRRL). The lab has a primary interest to investigate limitations in 1) human performance in healthy individuals disorders and 2) exercise intolerance in those with cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders.

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Across the Continuum of Care
    Date: Tuesday, March TBD 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Presenter: Eric Andersen, PT, DPT additional guest speakers to be announced

    Eric graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin. He has been an acute care therapist for 8 years working at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and currently the University of Minnesota Medical Center with Fairview Health. His primary focus has been in the intensive care units (ICU). He is currently a Clinical Specialist within Fairview focusing on medically complex patients. Eric has given lectures on Early Mobility in the ICU as well as attended the John Hopkins Early Mobility conference. He also assisted in the creation of a comprehensive ICU orientation program for therapists. Eric's research focus is the early mobilization of patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

    * Includes 2 contact hours of Category 1 continuing education for $15 per session! For questions, email Course Coordinator: Maikha Xiong at

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    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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Learn More About Jack Allison

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.