Tessa Wells, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy Education
Health Science Education Complex
2402 University Drive
Kearney, NE 68849-4510
308-865-1141
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Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center: January 2016-present

Degrees/Certifications
CEEAA: Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult, 2017
GCS: Geriatric Clinical Specialist, 2017
DPT: Division of Physical Therapy Education, 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
Kearney site coordinator for educational and clinical programming

Scholarly Activity
Research interests: interprofessional education, psychosocial aspects of healthcare, the role of nutrition in Physical Therapy, prevention/wellness, and post-surgical orthopaedic outcomes

Service
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
Member, American Physical Therapy Education Section: 2016-present
Member, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association: 2003-present
Member, Interprofessional Education Curriculum Committee, UNMC: 2016-present

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