Kirk Nelson, PT, Ph.D.
Phone: (504) 568-2880
T. Kirk Nelson graduated from the Department of Physical Therapy of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2000 with a Master of Physical Therapy. He started out as a staff physical therapist in the Medical Center of Louisiana New Orleans gaining experience in multiple settings including inpatient acute, rehab, wound care, and outpatient orthopedics.
Dr. Nelson joined the faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy in 2002 serving as the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (2002 – 2007). Dr. Nelson also taught courses in Clinical Neurology and assisted in many other courses. He continued to keep a clinical practice at University Hospital until August 2005. Kirk Nelson serves as the Chair of the departmental Curriculum Committee and greatly assisted in the development of the new DPT Curriculum presently administered in the department.
Dr. Nelson recently received his Ph.D. from the University Of New Orleans School Of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Nelson coordinates the Professional Practice in Physical Therapy course series teaching topics such as professionalism, ethical and legal aspects, cultural competence, patient and health education, as well as multiple other topics. He also serves as co-chair of the executive council of the Academy for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Education within the Office of Medical Education Research and Development of LSUHSC New Orleans, which offers faculty development opportunities to all disciplines within the Health Science Center.