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About John Schmitt, PT, PhD

Dr. John Schmitt received a Bachelor of Science from Central College in Pella, Iowa, followed by an M.S. in Organic Chemistry and a Graduate Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa. After practicing outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy for 11 years, he returned to graduate school and was awarded a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Minnesota in December, 2002. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has been active in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice since 1986. He has a certification in manual therapy from the Institute of Physical Therapy in St. Augustine, FL.

Dr. Schmitt joined the faculty at St. Catherine University in 2001. His primary teaching areas are research methods, evidence based practice, and outpatient orthopedics. His research interests include the measurement of disability and functional outcomes in clinical populations, and the study of risk factors for musculoskeletal overuse injuries. Dr. Schmitt is currently serving as chair of the St. Catherine University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and as a co-chair of the MN Physical Therapy Association Research Committee. He is a member of the International Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Positions

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

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2002 PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota ‐ Rehabilitation Science with Concentrations in Epidemiology and Statistics
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1986 Certificate, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa ‐ Physical Therapy
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1984 MS, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa ‐ Organic Chemistry
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1982 BA, Central College, Pella, Iowa ‐ Chemistry
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-7739

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