Tessa Wells, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS

Assistant Professor

Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Physical Therapy Program
Health Science Education Complex
2402 University Drive
Kearney, NE 68849-4510

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center: January 2016-present

CEEAA: Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult, 2017
GCS: Geriatric Clinical Specialist, 2017
DPT: Physical Therapy Program, School of Allied Health Professions, UNMC, 2006
BS: Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2003
Credentialed Clinical Instructor: American Physical Therapy Association, 2007

Primary Teaching Responsibilities
Assistant Director of Clinical Education
PHYT 523 Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare
PHYT 730 Health Promotion and Health Policy

Scholarly Activity
Research interests: interprofessional education, scholarship of teaching and learning, disease prevention and wellness

Member, American Physical Therapy Association: 2003-present
Member, American Physical Therapy Orthopedic Section: 2003-present
Member, American Physical Therapy Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Section: 2015-present, Nebraska State Co-Advocate
Member, American Physical Therapy Education Section: 2016-present
Member, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association: 2003-present, Central District Co-Chairperson
Member, Interprofessional Education Curriculum Committee, UNMC: 2016-present

Clinical Experience
Outpatient orthopedics, geriatrics and neurology; acute care and inpatient rehabilitation; subacute setting