Joseph F Norman, PT, PhD, FAACVPR

Professor

Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Physical Therapy Education
Department of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
402-559-5715
Email

Academic Appointments:
Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2008-present
Graduate College Faculty, University of Nebraska: 1995-present
Program Director, Division of Physical Therapy Education: 2013 – 2018
Associate Director, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2007-2010
Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 1998-2008
Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 1992-1998

Degrees/Certifications:
PhD: Physiology, Colorado State University, 1992
MS: Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 1980
BA: Biology, State University of New York at Oneonta, 1976
Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy
Specialties: 2000-2020; Emeritus: 2020-present
Credentialed Clinical Instructor: American Physical Therapy Association, 1999

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Graduate Program (Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area)
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Research interests:
Physical activity interventions and exercise adherence for individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, physical performance measures, quality of life and patient reported outcomes.

Publications (last 5 years):
Alonso, WW, Kupzyk KA, Norman JF, Lindsey ML, Keteyian SJ, Pozehl, BJ. The HEART Camp Exercise Intervention Improves Exercise Adherence, Physical Function, and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults with Preserved Ejection Fraction Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, Published September 15, 2021.

Alonso WW, Kupzyk K, Norman J, Bills SE, Bosak K, Dunn SL, Deka P, Pozehl BJ. Negative attitudes, self-efficacy, and relapse management mediate long-term adherence to exercise in patients with heart failure. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55(10):1031-1041, 2021.

Deka P, Pozehl BJ, Pathak D, Williams M, Norman JF, Alonso WW, Jaarsma T. Predicting maximal oxygen uptake from the 6 min walk test in patients with heart failure. ESC Heart Failure, 8 (1):47-54, 2021.

Rodrigues J, Campbell A, Frese E, Lowers S, Norman JF, Stackowicz D, Starr J, Walko M. The Current Status of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: An Update of the Description of Specialty Practice, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 31(3):94-104, July 2020.

Norman JF, Kupzyk KA, Artinian NT, Keteyian SJ, Alonso WS, Pozehl BJ. The influence of the HEART Camp intervention on physical function, health related quality of life, depression, anxiety and fatigue in patients with heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2020 Jan;19(1):64-73.

Deka P, Pozehl B, Williams MA, Norman JF, Khazanchi D, Pathak D. MOVE-HF: An Internet-Based Pilot Study to Improve Adherence to Exercise in Patients with Heart Failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2019 Feb;18(2):122-131

Pozehl B, McGuire R, Duncan K, Hertzog M, Deka P, Norman J, Artinian N, Saval M, Keteyian SJ, Effects of the HEART Camp Trial on Adherence to Exercise in Patients with Heart Failure, Journal of Cardiac Failure, 24(10):654-660, 2018.

Deka P, Pozehl B, Norman JF, Khazanchi D. Feasibility of using the Fitbit Charge HR in validating self-reported exercise diaries in a community setting in patients with heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 17(7):605-611, 2018.

Pozehl B, McGuire R, Duncan K, Hertzog M, Deka P, Norman J, Artinian N, Saval M, Keteyian SJ, Accelerometer-Measured Daily Activity Levels in Patients with Heart Failure, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 33(4):329-335, 2018.

Kupzyk KA, Seo Y, Yates B, Pozehl B, Norman J, Lowes B. Use of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument for measuring physical functioning in patients with heart failure. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 24(2), 323-336, 2016.

Hanson C, Staskiewicz A, Woscyna G, Lyden E, Ritsema T, Norman J, Scholting P, Miller C. The Frequency and Confidence of Health Care Practitioners in Encountering and Addressing Nutrition Related Issues. Journal of Allied Health.45(1):54-61, 2016.

Seo Y, Yates B, LaFramboise L, Pozehl B, Norman JF, Hertzog M. A Home-Based Diaphragmatic Breathing Retraining in Rural Patients With Heart Failure. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38 (3): 270-291, 2016.

Please visit ORCID for the complete list of published works.

Service:
National and International

State

Clinical Experience:
Primarily outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Awards: