Kirsten Potter

Van Ackeren 200H

Additional Positions 

Director - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


DPT Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
M.S. Physical Therapy - Neurology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Buffalo

Professional Licensures and Certifications 

Physical Therapist State of Kansas, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts - 2013
Physical Therapist State of Missouri, Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts - 2013
Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association - 2011
Credentialed Clinical Trainer, American Physical Therapy Association - 2010
Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association - 2009
Neurologic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association - 1993


Kirsten Potter, DPT, is a professor in the physical therapy program. Potter's clinical, teaching and research expertise is in adult neurologic rehabilitation. She teaches the Movement Science II and PT Management of Neuromuscular Conditions I and II courses. 

Potter has conducted research on the psychometric properties of various measures, has numerous presentations and publications and is a member a team awarded funding from American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to develop a "Clinical Practice Guideline - A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Neurologic Physical Therapy." She is active in her professional association, having developed and taught courses on outcome measurement. In addition, Potter serves as co-chair of the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapist's task force to conduct systematic reviews on measures of quality of life and fatigue for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). 

She has contributed to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab's Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Rehabilitation Measure Database and has served on advisory boards related to neurologic rehabilitation research. She serves her local community through her membership on the Mid America Chapter of the National MS Society Healthcare Provider Council and leads the Balance and Mobility Clinic, a collaboration between Rockhurst University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Parkinson's Foundation - Heartland Chapter.