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Jenny Audette

Jennifer G. Audette, PT, Ph.D.

Physical Therapy Program Director

Associate Professor

Location

Proctor Hall 214A
On campus

Dr. Audette, PT, PhD joined UNE as the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director and Associate Professor in 2019. She brings 15 years of academic experience in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Rhode Island with her. She received a BS in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University (1988), an Advanced Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University (1992), and a PhD in Education from the University of Rhode Island (2011). Over the course of her career she has worked in a variety of clinical settings and served, for 10 years, as the Director of Rehabilitation at a Rhode Island hospital. Her research has focused on international opportunities for physical therapy students and on faculty practice. Over the past 17 years she has organized and led dozens of international experiences, all over the world, for physical therapy students.

Jennifer serves on the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Health Policy and Administration Section Board of Directors as the Director of Social Responsibility and is the Chair of the APTA Global Health Special Interest Group. She has served on the Physical Therapy Steering Committee for Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), and is the Director of a volunteer project in Guatemala. In 2019 she was honored with the HVO Golden Apple Award. She is also actively involved with World Physiotherapy. She has done volunteer teaching and curricular development work in Suriname, Haiti, and Guatemala. She is a 2020 graduate of the American Physical Therapy Association, Fellowship in Education Leadership.

Credentials

Education

BS
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
1988
MS
Boston University, Boston, MA
1992
PhD
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2011

Board Certifications and Licenses

Physical Therapy Licenses in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

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