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Jennifer G. Audette

Dr. Audette, PT, PhD recently joined UNE as the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director and Associate Professor. 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 clincial settings and served, for 10 years, as the Director of Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Her research has focused on international opportunities for physical therapy students and on faculty practice. 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 is also on the Physical Therapy Steering Committee for Health Volunteers Overseas and is activly involved with the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. She has done volunteer teaching and curricular development work in Suriname and Haiti. Over the past 15 years she has organized and led dozens of international experiences, all over the world, for physical therapy students.



Northeastern University, Boston, MA



Boston University, Boston, MA



University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI


Board Certifications and Licenses

Physical Therapy Licenses in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island


Physical Therapy


teaching and education

Global Health

Management and Administration

Jenny Audette

Jennifer G. Audette



Physical Therapy Program Director

Associate Professor

Portland Campus

Proctor Hall

(207) 221-4591

On Campus