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Heather Brossman, DHSc, DPT, MS, CCS, PCS

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Heather Lever Brossman

DHSc, DPT, MS, Board Certified Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist, Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Assistant Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department

Heather Brossman DHSc, DPT, is the assistant director of clinical education and an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. She completed her Doctor of Health Science and Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University, and her entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Temple University. She has been a physical therapy clinician for over 24 years. She has clinical experience across the lifespan in both pediatrics and cardiopulmonary and in numerous settings. Most recently Heather worked in school-based practice with children from 3-21. She is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as both a pediatric and cardiopulmonary clinical specialist. Her teaching responsibilities will be in the entry-level DPT program and may include coursework in clinical education, clinical reasoning, and lifespan cardiopulmonary.

Academic Distinctions

My scholarly inquiry is related to participation-based therapy, participation-based interventions in school-based physical therapy practice, and team collaboration. The research areas of interest includes knowledge translation, evidence-based practice, critical thinking and critical reasoning related to physical therapy practice and clinical education.

Professional Society

National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
• Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section
• Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
• Academy of Physical Therapy Education
• Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Health Policy and Administration Section

Selected Publications

Brossman, H (2021). Chapter 18: Cardiac Disorders and Chapter 19: Pulmonary and Respiratory Conditions. In Spearing E., Pelletier, E., Drnack M. (Ed.). Tecklin's Pediatric Physical Therapy. Philadelphia PA, Walters Kluwer.

Brossman, H (2008). Cardiac Disorders. In Tecklin, Stephen Jan (Ed.) Pediatric Physical Therapy. Philadelphia PA, Walters Kluwer.

Brossman, H., Schrepfer, C (2004).Chapter 19: Case Study: Cystic Fibrosis. In Effgen, Susan (Ed.). Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Co.

Doctor of Health Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (DHSc) 2021
Drexel University

Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 2003
Temple University

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) 1998
Temple University

Master of Science in health and sports Science (MS) 1994
Wake Forest University

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology-Human Biology (BA) 1992
Temple University