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About Cort J. Cieminski, PT, PhD, ATC, LAT

Dr. Cort Cieminski, PT, PhD, ATC, LAT is a professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at St. Catherine University. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1988. He received a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies from Boise State University in 1992 and his PhD in Rehabilitation Science, with an emphasis in biomechanics, in 2007 from the University of Minnesota. He is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainer’s Association, and the International Society of Biomechanics. Dr. Cieminski has numerous presentations and journal publications in the area of the athletic shoulder focusing on shoulder biomechanics, flexibility patterns, and rehabilitation. Dr. Cieminski teaches course content in musculoskeletal examination & intervention, anatomy, kinesiology, and exercise physiology.


Present Professor, Physical Therapy, St. Catherine University Physical Therapy Department

Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

DPT Program Represenatative, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
Member, American Physical Therapy Association
Member, International Society of Biomechanics
Research Committee member, Minnesota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association
Member, National Athletic Trainers’ Association
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  • DPT 7165: The Susan Sisola Ethics & Leadership Summit
  • DPT 6040: Outpatient Physical Therapy III
  • DPT 5010: Outpatient Physical Therapy I
  • DPT 7126: Advanced Clinical Practice I
  • DPT 5055: Long Term Care I


2007 Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota ‐ Rehabilitation Science (emphasis in Biomechanics)
1992 M.S., Boise State University, Boise, Idaho ‐ Exercise & Sports Science
1988 B.S., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Summa Cum Laude ‐ Physical Therapy

Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-7884


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