TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)
Dr. Kimberly Klug joined the physical therapy faculty at Carroll University in 2020. Before joining Carroll, she taught in a physical therapy assistant program and for an online transitional doctorate program. She has clinical experience in multiple pediatric settings, including acute care, burn unit, out-patient, birth-to-three, and school-based services. She lives in Mequon with her son, Nicholas, and her dog, Kiki. She enjoys reading, practicing yoga and Pilates, and going to the theater and ballet.
- University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, DSc in Rehabilitation Sciences
- University of North Carolina, BS in Physical Therapy
Areas of Specialization
- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatrics
Scholarly and Professional Achievements
- Klug, K. B., Kolobe, T. H. A., James, S., & Arnold, S. A. (2020). Concurrent Validity of the School Outcomes Measure and the School Function Assessment in Students Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 32(3), 180-188.
- Klug, K. & Currier, B. (2016). Commentary on “Layout for Assessing Dynamic Posture (LADy): Development, validation, and reproducibility. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 28(4), 445.
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting
- Enhancing Pediatric Physical Therapy Practices by Applying Principles of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
- CESA 1 Statewide School-Based OT/PT Conference
- Navigating the Complex Web of School-Based Therapy from a Legal and Ethical Perspective
- Dosage Options for School-Based Occupational and Physical Therapists
Service to Carroll University and Profession
- ABPTS Committee of Content Experts member for Pediatrics
- Region 3 Representative for the School-based Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists in the APTA
- Committee member for CESA 1 Statewide School-Based OT/PT Conference
Honors and Awards
- Top Item Writer Award for the ABPTS Specialization Academy of Content Experts
What is your teaching style?
My organization helps set the stage for my teaching with learning objectives, rubrics, and structured course shells. I always want my classes to be a safe place to ask questions. Because I highly value feedback and the learning that comes from another person’s perspective, I want to let students know what they are doing well and provide students with additional information to facilitate their learning in a timely manner.
Why do you do what you do?
Throughout my years practicing physical therapy, I have found fulfillment in watching the children I serve grow and learn. I hope to share this love and respect for the profession with my students as they develop into clinicians. Because physical therapy is constantly evolving with new research, I want to model being a life-long learner and instill a sense of curiosity in my students.
How do you make learning engaging?
With my extensive pediatric background and personal experiences, I have examples to share to bring real life situation into the classroom. I use a variety of methods to teach including lecture, hands-on practice, case studies, and games.
What should students know about you?
I grew up in North Carolina and will always be a Carolina fan. Go Heels!