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Rebecca Bliss

Educational Background:

  • Doctor of Health Science, May 2019, University of Indianapolis
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dec 2014, Des Moines University
  • Masters of Physical Therapy, Sept 2001, Ithaca College
  • Bachelor of Science, May 2000, Ithaca College


Classes Taught:

  • Clinical Evaluation – Course Coordinator
  • Clinical Pathophysiology – Course Coordinator
  • Rehab of the Neurologically Impaired Adult – Lab Assistant
  • Neurological Impairments Across the Life Span – Lecturer
  • PhysZou I-V – Lab Assistant


Additional Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Neurological Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties – 2016
  • Impact Trained Physical Therapist
  • Certificate of Vestibular Rehabilitation, APTA – 2010
  • Certified Neurodevelopmental Treatment – 2007


Current Clinical Involvement:

  • Outpatient Concussion Management – Mizzou Therapy Services
  • Experience in acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient services


Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, 2002-Present
  • Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy, 2006-Present
  • Academy of Physical Therapy Education, 2015-Present
  • Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, 2015-Present
  • Missouri Physical Therapy Association, 2013-2017, 2019-Present


Offices Held:

  • Nominating Committee, Academy of Physical Therapy Education, Academic Faculty SIG, 2018 to present
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy, 2015-2018


Awards and Honors:

  • 2018 Faculty Member of the Year Award; Wingate University Department of Physical Therapy
  • 2015 Dean’s Award; Des Moines University
  • 2001 – 2004 Patient Satisfaction Award Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
  • 2000 Research Award, Ithaca College


Publications and information regarding scholarly activity and service may be viewed in Dr. Bliss’ Curriculum Vitae.