Division of Physical Therapy Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2007-present
Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 1990-2007
BSPT: Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 1984
MA: Department of Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1976
Assistive Technology Professional: RESNA Professional Standards Board, 2002-present
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1996-present
Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
PHYT 615, Functional Exercise Progression
PHYT 630, Prevention and Wellness
PHYT 624, Orthotics and Prosthetics
Research interests: Assistive technology outcomes measurement and measurement of educational technology outcomes
Presentations (last 5 years):
Fuchs, RH, Becker BJ, Johnson G, Lausterer K, Volkman K, Norman J, Willett G. “Using a Team-Building Activity to Teach Clinical Decision-Making Concepts to Physical Therapy Students.” Accepted for Poster presentation to American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference, June, 2015.
Fuchs, RH. “Pre and Post-Instruction Changes in Physical Therapy Student Item Scores for a Standardized Patient Assessment Tool.” Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, June 2012.
Fuchs, RH. “Using the ICF for Wheeled Mobility Clinical Decision Making.” Workshop presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Association of North America, Toronto, Canada, June 6, 2011.
Fuchs, RH, Venema, D. “Is Test Anxiety and Faculty Presence During Laboratory Practical Examinations Using Simulated Patients Related to Student Performance?” Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Boston, MA, June 17, 2010. Published in online edition of Physical Therapy.
American Physical Therapy Association: Education section
Member of Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
Faculty Advisor, UNMC Sharing Clinic
Outpatient pediatric and neurologic rehabilitation with an emphasis on diseases of the motor unit; wheeled mobility needs evaluation