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Keith Hallbourg

Keith Hallbourg, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education and DPT Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Keith W. Hallbourg Clinical Professor, Director of Clinical Education and DPT Graduate Admissions Coordinator
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Physical Therapy and Kinesiology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4402
  • Fax
    (978) 934-1069
  • Office
    Health and Social Sciences Building - 381
  • Email

Expertise

Functional Mobility, Patient Safety, Clinical Documentation and Professional Communication

Research Interests

Current research projects: Use of Standardized Patients in DPT curriculum and association with clinical education performance, VR in Physical Therapy

Clinical Education and Clinical Staffing; Standardized Patients in Physical Therapy Education; Patient Management in Physical Therapy, Artificial Intelligence.

Education

  • Ph D: Physical Therapy, (2006), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • MS: Physical Therapy, (1998), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • BS: Exercise Physiology, (1996), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Supporting Area: Psychology

Biosketch

Dr. Hallbourg joined the Department of Physical Therapy in 2004 to primarily serve as the Director o Clinical Education (DCE). Currently, in addition to his role as DCE, he teaches multiple courses within the entry-level DPT program, serves as the department's Graduate Admissions Coordinator, and is involved with various on-going research projects.

Selected Publications

  • Wu, Y., Hallbourg, K.W., Collins, S.M. (2015). Changes of general fitness and muscle properties following police cadet training. J Phys Ther Sci, 27(9) 2783-6.
  • YI-NING, W.U., Hallbourg, K.W., Collins, S.M. (2015). Changes of general fitness and muscle properties following police cadet training. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 27(9) 2783.
  • Hallbourg, K.W. (1998). . The effects of cold on grip strength.

Selected Presentations

  • Hosting of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students on Clinical Education Experiences and Clinical Staffing: A Pilot Study - Innovation in OT and PT Education Summit, June 2019 - Omaha, NE
  • The Effect of a Standardized Patient Encounter on Student Self-Perception of Clinical Competence - Association of Standardized Patients Educators - Annual Conference, June 2019 - Orlando, FL

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Clinical Consultant Pressure Redistribution Medical Mattress (2013), Fellowship - Theratorr Medical, Inc.
  • Posterior Lower Extremity Length Tension Curves -- Establishing Normative (2013), Fellowship -
    Hallbourg, K.W. (Principal)

Research Currently in Progress


  • Hallbourg, K.W. (Principal)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Physical Therapy Education/ Simulation
    Hallbourg, K.W. (Principal)
  • The Effect of a Standardized Patient Encounter on Student Self-Perception of Clinical Competence
    Hallbourg, K.W., Fox, M.