University of Nebraska Medical Center

Grace C. Johnson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Assistant Professor


Grace C. Johnson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Dr. Johnson has primary teaching responsibilities focused in musculoskeletal physical therapy and has continued her clinical practice since graduating in 1988 from the physical therapy education program at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy since 1997, and active in various roles with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 2008 as an item writer, member of the Committee of Content Experts, and Orthopaedic Council. Recently, she was invited to serve with a select group to update and revalidate the Description of Specialty Practice for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy through the ABPTS.

Dr. Johnson is an accomplished teacher in the classroom, recognized with the Achievement in Education Award by the Nebraska Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2016, and in 2009, received the Teacher of the Year Award from the School (now College) of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

  • DPT, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
  • BSPT, program in Physical Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988
  • MS, Department of Kinesiology, UCLA, 1986
  • BS, Department of Kinesiology, UCLA, 1984
  • OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist): American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 1997-present