Tracy Porter, P.T., D.P.T., EdD

Assistant Director Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Tracy Porter, Des Moines University Researchers

Tracy Porter, P.T., D.P.T., EdD

Assistant Director Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Additional Roles
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Physical Therapist (limited availability), Physical Therapy Clinic

515-271-1717 (Clinic Appointment)
515-271-1390 (Office Phone)
515-271-4275 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Area of Expertise
  • Teaching: Professionalism, communication, biophysical agents, and clinical medicine/pathophysiology
  • Advisement: Clinical education, study strategies, and conflict management.
  • Clinical Practice: Evaluation and treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction and general orthopedics/neurological practice.
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • APTA/IPTA member
    • IPTA President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
Service Professional/Community:

  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association Legislative Day, Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa delegate to the American Physical Therapy House of Delegates
  • Easter Seals Walk for Independence Screening, Ankeny, IA
  • Senior Health Fair Screening
  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association Legislative Day, Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association Student Mentor, Ames, IA

University:

  • Supervised DPT students participating in Stroke Camp
  • Supervised students participating in DMU back to school physicals
  • Served as a faculty hooder for DMU commencement
  • Supervised DPT students participating in FunFitness screening at the Iowa Special Olympics in Ames
  • Mini Medical School Facilitator, Des Moines, IA
  • State Fair Health Screening with Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA

Education:
Doctor of Education, Concordia University, Portland, OR, anticipated 2020
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Master of Science, Physical Therapy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Certifications:
Physical Therapist, State of Iowa

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