College of Allied Health Professions

Welcome new faculty: Kait Uwazurike, DPT

Kait Uwazurike

Kaitlyn “Kait” Uwazurike, PT, DPT, joined the Physical Therapy program on January 2, 2023 as an assistant professor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (2013) both from Creighton University. She is currently enrolled in an academic doctoral program at Clarkson College in the Doctor of Healthcare Education and Leadership program.  

With nearly 10 years as a practicing physical therapist at Nebraska Medicine, Dr. Uwazurike has developed expertise in acute care and as a clinical instructor, garnering multiple awards for clinical teaching. She is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Level 1 and 2 Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Prior to joining the faculty at UNMC, she taught in lab courses for the UNMC and Creighton University physical therapy programs. Dr. Uwazurike is active in scholarly activity, most recently selected to present two sessions at the national APTA Education Leadership Conference. The topics were innovations in clinical education for collaborative models in early acute care experiences and the other on building authentic bidirectional academic-clinical partnerships.   

Born and raised in a small Missouri town she has now lived in Omaha for almost 16 years.  She and her husband stay active with their four-month-old daughter, Harriot.   

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