Joseph F Norman, PT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR


Division of Physical Therapy Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420

Academic Appointments:
Program Director, Division of Physical Therapy Education: 2013 – 2018
Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2008-present
Associate Director, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2007-2010
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:
Critical Inquiry I & II
Therapeutic Exercise
Graduate Program

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

Publications (last 5 years):
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. 2021. doi:10.1093/abm/kaab002.

Norman JF, Kupzyk KA, Artinian NT, Keteyian SJ, Alonso WS, Bills SE, Pozehl BJ. (2019). 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. doi:10.1177/1474515119867444

Kupzyk K A, 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, Scholting P, Norman J, Miller C. The Frequency and Confidence of Health Care Practitioners in Encountering and Addressing Nutrition Related Issues, Journal of Allied Health Professions 2016:45(1)54-61(8).

Pozehl B, McGuire R, Norman J.  Team-based care for cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training in heart failure. Heart Failure Clinics, 11 (3): 431-449, 2015.  

Seo Y, Yates B, LaFramboise L, Pozehl B, Norman JF, Hertzog M. A Home-Based Diaphragmatic Breathing Retraining in Rural Patients With Heart Failure. West J Nurs Res. 2015 May 8.

Yates BC, Rowland S, Mancuso K, Kupzyk KA, Norman JF, Shurmur S, Tesina K. Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Spouses of Cardiac Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(1):85-102, 2015 [2014 Sep 22.DOI: 10.1177/019394591390]

Pozehl BJ, Duncan KA, Hertzog MA, McGuire R, Norman JF, Artinian N, Keteyian SJ. Study of adherence to exercise in heart failure: the HEART camp trial protocol BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. (in press)

Duncan K, Pozehl BJ, Norman JF, Hertzog MA . Psychological Responses and Adherence to Exercise in Heart Failure. Rehabilitation Nursing,39(3):130-139, 2014.

Seo Y, Yates B, Pozehl B, Norman J. Comparisons of Dyspnea, Fatigue, and Exercise Intolerance between Individuals with Heart Failure Having Higher versus Lower Knee Extensor Muscle Strength. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 25(1):11-17, 2014.

Yates BC, Norman JF, Meza J, Krogstrand K, Harrington S, Shurmur S, Johnson M, Schumacher K. Effects of Partners Together in Health (PATH) Intervention on Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Behavior. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. (in press) 2014 Jan 14 Epub ahead of print

Macken LC, Yates BC, Meza J, Norman J, Barnason S, Pozehl B. Health-related quality of life outcomes in coronary artery bypass surgery patients and partners. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 34(2):130-137, 2014.  2013 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Yates BC, Schumacher K, Norman JF, Stanek Krogstrand K, Meza J, Shurmur S. Intervention Fidelity in a Translational Study:  Lessons Learned. Research and Theory in Nursing Practice, 2013; 27(2): 131-48.

Seo Y, Yates B, Dizona P, LaFramboise L, Norman J. Predictors of Cognitive/Affective and Somatic Depression in Heart Failure Patients. Clinical Nursing Research, 23(3):259-280, 2014. Epub January 30, 2013, doi: 10.1177/1054773812473476

Loose BD, Christiansen AM, Smolczyk JE, Roberts KL, Budziszewska A, Hollatz CG, and Norman JF. Consistency of the counting talk test for exercise prescription. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(6):1701-1707,2012.

Norman JF. ExPAAC Proceedings: Exercise Training for Individuals with Heart Failure. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 35:165-172, 2012.

Norman JF, Pozehl BJ, Duncan KA, Hertzog MA, Krueger SK. Effects of Exercise Training versus Attention on Plasma B-type Natriuretic Peptide, 6-Minute Walk Test and Quality of Life In Individuals with Heart Failure. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 23(4):19-25, 2012.

Duncan K, Pozehl B, Norman J, Hertzog M. A self-directed adherence management program for patients’ with heart failure completing combined aerobic and resistance exercise training. Applied Nursing Research, 24:207-214, 2011.

Pozehl BJ, Duncan KA, Norman JF, Hertzog MA, and Krueger S. HEART CAMP: Effects of a multi-component training intervention in patients with heart failure. Heart & Lung, 39(6S):S1-S13, 2010.

Please visit Pubmed for the complete list of published works.

Active Grant/Contract Support:
Co-Investigator HEART CAMP: Promoting Adherence to Exercise in Patients with Heart Failure, funded by NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (1 R01 HL112979-01), 04/01/12 -03/31/17 (Investigators: PI: B. Pozehl, Co-I:J.F. Norman, K. Duncan, N. Artinian, S. Keteyian, V. Plano Clark)

American Physical Therapy Association,    1978 – present.
    Member, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section, Education Section and Geriatric Section
    Elected to CV&P Section Nominating Committee: 2004 – 2008.
        Chair, CV&P Section Nominating Committee: 2007 -2008.
    Member of CV&P Task Force on Entry-level Competencies: Feb. 2006 – 2008.
    Liaison Committee, liaison member to AACVPR.  2007 – 2013.

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS), 1/07 – 12/31/14
    Chair, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council, 1/1/13 – 12/31/14
    Item Review Coordinator for specialist examination, 1/1/12-12/31/12
    Board Member, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council, 7/10 – 12/31/14
    Member, Committee of Content Experts, 2011-2014.
    Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE), 2007-2014.
    Member of CV&P Description of Specialty Practice Committee, 2/15-present

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 1995 – present.
    Appointed to Scientific Advisory Council (to Executive Board), 2006 – 2009.
    Fellow, AACVPR, 2000 – present.
    Member, Professional Liaison Committee, 2007 – 2013
    AACVPR Research Committee, 1999 – 2008.
    Research Abstract Selection Committee, Annual Meeting of AACVPR, 1999-2008.

Nebraska Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1992 – present.
    Nebraska Chapter-APTA Research Committee, September 1994- October 2003,
            Chair: 1996-1998.
    Moderator, Platform Presentations, NPTA-Spring Meetings, 1996 and 2000.

Nebraska Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Network (NCVPRN), 1995 – present.
    Past-President, NCVPRN. July 2004-June 2005.
    President, NCVPRN:  July 2003 – June 2004.
    President-elect, NCVPRN, July 2002 B June 2003.
    Guidelines Committee Member, December 1998-2003.
        Consultant to Guidelines Committee: 2004-2007.

Editorial Board Member, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 2008 – Present

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention,
    January 2010 – present

Clinical Experience:
Primarily outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.