2005 University of Massachusetts Lowell
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
1993- 1995 University of Massachusetts Lowell
Master of Science in Physical Therapy
1989- 1993 University of Massachusetts Lowell
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
Minor in Psychology
Magna cum laude
Andrea Coppola Mendes, Ph.D., has served as Visiting Professor since the fall of 2013. Previously, Mendes was an Adjunct Faculty Member from 2011-2013. Mendes’s teaching responsibilities are in both the Graduate Physical Therapy program and the Undergraduate Exercise Physiology program. Mendes integrates her clinical expertise into academic instruction. She continues clinical work in acute care.
Mendes is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Education section. She has a strong interest in cardiopulmonary physical therapy as well as post-surgical care of the orthopedic and neurological patient.