Jeff Kittelson PT, OCS
What is your field of expertise, and what makes you interested in this field?
My degree is in Physical Therapy and my area of expertise is orthopedics. I have an interest in many areas of physical therapy but manual therapy is a passion. I like using my hands to mobilize and manipulate the spine and extremities.
What distinguishes St. Scholastica and your program from other colleges and universities?
The Physical Therapy program course work is mostly taught by core faculty with each member having an area of expertise. Along with that we have small class sizes overall with a maximum of 36 students in each PT class. Team teaching of lab classes often times yields a faculty to student ration of 1:12. This provides a lot of contact with individual faculty.
What do you like best about St. Scholastica?
I like the history of St.Scholastica and the Benedictine values. The small main campus, small class sizes are great while still offering a wide variety of experiences. I appreciate the high performance in the classroom as well as the high performance of student athletes.
What's your advice for prospective students?
Look at other related health care fields and be sure that the physical therapy is the right one for you. Research the profession and get a broad variety of experiences related to physical therapy. Many graduates practice in areas they never thought they would when they finished school.