Joseph F. Norman

Division of Physical Therapy Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
(402) 559-5715

Academic Appointments:
Program Director, Division of Physical Therapy Education, 2013 - present
Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 2008-present
Associate Director, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 2007-2013
Graduate College Faculty, University of Nebraska, 2001-present.

PhD, Physiology, Colorado State University, 1992
MS, Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 1980
BA, Biology, State University of New York at Oneonta, 1976
CCS (Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Certified Specialist), American Board of Physical
Therapy Specialties, 2000- present

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
PHYT 610, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (course coordinator)
PHYT 640, Critical Inquiry I
PHYT 740, Critical Inquiry II

Scholarly Activity:
Research interests: physical activity interventions and outcomes for individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, physical performance measures and educational outcomes.

Publications: (last 5 years)
Norman JF, Pozehl BJ, Duncan KA, Hertzog MA, Elokda AS and Krueger S. Relationship of resting B-type natriuretic peptide level to cardiac work and total physical work capacities in heart failure patients. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. (in press)
Norman, J.F., Hopkins E.C. and Crapo E.E.. Validity of the Counting Talk Test Compared to Standard Methods of Estimating Exercise Intensity in Young Healthy Adults. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 28(3):199-202, 2008.
Skaggs B., Pozehl B.J., Barron C.R., Norman J.F., Hertzog M., Yates B. Meaning in Heart Disease: Measuring the Search for Meaning. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 15(2):145-160, 2007.

Norman, J.F. Accelerometry as an estimate of energy expenditure in healthy children and children with cerebral palsy during self-paced ambulation. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 4(1), 2006.

Norman, J.F., Bossman S., Gardner P., Moen C.. Comparison of the energy expenditure index and oxygen consumption index during self-paced walking in children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and healthy children. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 16:206-211, 2004.

Hageman P.A., Norman J.F., Pfefferkorn K.L., Reiss N.J., and Riesberg K.A.. Comparison of two physical activity monitors during a 1-mile walking field test. Journal of Exercise Physiology online, 7:102-110, 2004.

Norman, J.F., J.A. Kautz, H. D. Wengler, and E.R. Lyden. Physical Demands of Vacuuming in Women Using Different Models of Vacuum Cleaners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35: 364-369, 2003.

Member, American Physical Therapy Association 1977 - present
Member, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section and Geriatric Section
Member, CV&P Section Liaison Committee. 2007 - present
Member, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, 1992 – present
Member, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS), Specialization
Academy of Content Experts (SACE I & II). 2007-present
Member, American Assoc. of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 1995-present.
Member, Scientific Advisory Council, 2006 – present.
Fellow, AACVPR, 2000 – present.
Member, Professional Liaison Committee, 2007 – present.
Editorial Board Member, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 2008 – Present
Manuscript reviewer for multiple journals
Volunteer, Tri-Cities Food Pantry, 2007-present.
Member, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Home visit team, 2006-present.Volunteer, Nebraska Special Olympics-Summer Games, 2003-present.
Clinical Experience:
Primarily outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Joseph F. Norman, PT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR
Joseph F. Norman
Program Director and Professor