Jeffrey Emde, PT, DPT

Faculty & Staff

Jeffrey Emde, PT, DPT

Director of Clinical Education, Instructor

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Dr. Emde has served as the Director of Clinical Education at ADU’s DPT Program since August 2014. After graduating from Andrews University in 1996, Dr. Emde worked as a physical therapist for two years at Florida Hospital, prior to moving to Maine. In Maine, he worked as a physical therapist, Director of Rehabilitation, and eventually Director of Outpatient Services for a local medical system, before making the decision to move back to Florida to assist with the development and ongoing activities of this Program. During his career, he has always had a passion for education, serving as a clinical instructor and Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at multiple health care institutions. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has completed both the American Physical Therapy Association’s Basic and Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Programs. Dr. Emde recently completing his transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through the University of New England. His area of clinical interest revolves around the care of orthopedic patients and his research interests include curriculum development for clinical faculty, factors impacting the decision of which Doctor of Physical Therapy program a prospective student will attend, and the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing student success in clinical education.