College of Allied Health Professions

Norman, Siu, and Sleddens recruit in China

Dr. Norman giving a talk in China.

Physical therapy program director and professor, Joseph Norman, PT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR,  associate professor, Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu, PhD, and director of clinical education and assistant professor, Nikki Sleddens, PT, MPT, CEEAA, just returned from another successful trip to China. They visited six universities and three rehabilitation institutes in 12 days. The universities visited were Peking University (1st in China), Capital Medical University, Shandong University, Nanjing… Continue Reading

Bileks help Titans bring home the gold

Lauren and Anna Bilek

Saturday, June 11, 2016 was a proud day for Laura Bilek, PT, PhD, associate dean for research, and her daughters, Anna and Lauren. The girls helped the Council Bluffs Lewis Central Titans win the Class 2-A state soccer tournament championship, beating Pella 5-0. This was the 10th straight shutout for the team and the first championship in Lewis Central history! The school had never won… Continue Reading

Welcome new faculty: Liz Wellsandt

Elizabeth Wellsandt, PhD

Elizabeth “Liz” Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, recently joined our faculty ranks in the division of physical therapy education. She is a native of Hartington, NE, and a 2009 graduate of UNMC’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. After three years of clinical practice she pursued formal research training and graduated from the University of Delaware with a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science in May… Continue Reading