Julie Ronnebaum, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Julie Ronnebaum, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., GCS

Professor and Assistant Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Areas of Expertise

Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards

  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • American Interprofessional Healthcare Collaborative
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society
  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Education, Cardiopulmonary, Geriatric, Acute Care Sections
  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association



  • Des Moines University Day at the Iowa State Fair- Interprofessional Student experience
  • Student Sports Physicals, DMU
  • Des Moines University Sponsored Activities: Girls in Science
  • Des Moines Interprofessional Education Collaborative


  • American Physical Therapy Association – Awards Committee on Advocacy
  • Manuscript reviewer of Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
  • Manuscript reviewer for International Journal of Environmental and Public Health
  • Manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy
  • Specialist Academy of Content Expert Item writer
  • Book reviewer to Jones and Bartlett : Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview and Tests and Measures
  • All Together Better Health Conference; Program committee: abstract reviewer
  • Collaborating Across Borders; abstract reviewer
  • Manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Allied Health
  • Federation of State boards of Physical Therapy -Item Writer Coordinator
  • Federation of State boards of Physical Therapy- Exam Development Committee
  • Student Special Interest Group Advisor for Iowa Physical Therapy Association
  • ICU Special Interest Group for the Acute Care Section of the APTA
  • Osteoporosis and Bone Health Special Interest Group for the Geriatric Section of the APTA


  • Higher Learning Commission Assessment Academy
  • Interprofessional Education Subcommittee
  • Academic and Logistics Planning Team- Chairperson
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum Committee
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Performance Improvement Committee

Ph.D. in Interprofessional Studies, Rosalind Franklin, Chicago, IL
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of New England, Portland, ME
Master of Physical Therapy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Bachelor of Science pre-physical therapy, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Iowa Physical Therapy License
Geriatric Certified Specialist
Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult

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