Jean Omodt

Associate Professor

<div class="line" id="line-5"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">I have treated patients as a physical therapist for more than 25 years, primarily working in Minnesota but also in California and Missouri. I have extensive experience treating patients in a variety of settings including acute care (hospital), long term care, home care, and outpatient. I attended graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where I received a Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy degree. After graduating in 1992, I accepted a full-time teaching position at St. Catherine University, where I helped develop the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program. I taught in the MPT and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program for 13 years before moving to the Biology Department in 2005. I am currently one of the faculty members that regularly teaches the human anatomy and human physiology courses. Most of my students are pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-physical therapy, or pre-occupational therapy. In May 2007, I received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from St. Catherine University. I continue to work as a physical therapist on weekends at a local hospital.</span></div>
Department
Biology
Research Interest
I have an established research agenda with several studies involving 1) manual muscle testing or 2) interdisciplinary pedagogy.