Heather Lundeen, DPT
- Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
- Fellow in Catholic Studies
I am an associate professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Mary. I earned my DPT in 2005 from the University of North Dakota. I am a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. I began teaching in 2008 at UMary and have an extensive pediatric physical therapy clinical background. Through my teaching, I am able to share my passion for physical therapy, children of all abilities and their families. I am married to my husband Chris and have three children Conner, Olivia, and Chloe. In my free time I enjoy volunteering, running, reading, outdoor adventures, and being parent spectator extraordinaire.
Why I’m At Mary
The university's abiltiy to continue to live its mission established by the Benedictine Sisters provides a foundational rooting for all of us as a community. I am honored to be a part of the community and do my part to serve the university, our students, and greater community.
I am a board certified pediatric clinical specialist. I teach in the content areas of pediatric physical therapy, motor control, gait, prosthetic rehab, and advanced patient managment with an emphasis on clinical reasoning. My research efforts have focused on community engagement of individuals with participation restrictions, and entry-level pediatric physical therapy education.
J.G. Moore, PT, PhD, M. C. Birkmeier, PT, DPT, H. Lundeen, PT, DPT, L. Dannemiller, PT, DSc, D. K. Anderson, PT, EdD, J. A. Furze, PT, DPT. (2021) "National Study of Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: Design, Methods, and Results," Physical Therapy. pzab169, https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzab169
Kenyon, L.K., Dole, R.L., Gibbs, K.C., Lundeen, H., Barnhart, R.C., Farroni, L., Moore, J.G., Garcia, M., Wild, D. (2020) "Contemporary Practice as a Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist: A Practice Analysis," Pediatric Physical Therapy. 32: 347-354. DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000731
Moerchen, V.A., Lundeen, H., Dole, R.L. (2020) "Educational Research Priorities for Pediatric Physical Therapy: A Consensus Study." Pediatric Physical Therapy. 32(1): 60-69. DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000666
Dockter, M., Lundeen, H., Parker, M. (2020) "An Interprofessional Geriatric Experiential Learning Experience: Its Impact on Physical and Occupational Therapist Students and Older Adult Participants," Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 34(1): 33-4. DOI: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000115
Schreiber, J., Moerchen, V., Rapport, M.J., Martin, K., Furze, J., Lundeen, H., Pelletier, E. (2015) "Experiential Learning with Children: An Essential Component of Professional Physical Therapy Education," Pediatric Physical Therapy. 27: 356-367.
Anderson, B., Emmel, L., Lundeen, H., Wolden, M. (2020) "Partner Up! Developing Pediatric Experiential Learning & Assessing Outcomes to Prepare Students for Clinical Practice," [Asynchronous Presentation]. APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Virtual Conference.
Mao, D., Hanson, K., McRae, K., Larson, B., Lundeen, H. (2020) "Testing the Validity and Reliability of Two-Dimensional Photographic Analysis for Positional Head Deformity Utilizing a Custom Smartphone Application," [Poster]. APTA CSM, Denver, CO.
Boynewicz, K., Lundeen, H., O'Shea, R., et al. (2019) "Rapid-Fire Talk in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education," Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (APPTAC), Disneyland, CA.
Anderson, D., Lundeen, H., Dannemiller, L., Birkmeier, M., Furze, J., Moore, J. (2019) "Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: Methods Used for Identification of Exemplar Programs and Preliminary Results from Exemplar Case 1," [Poster]. Kenneth A. Suarez Research Day, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL.
Lundeen, H. et al. (2018) "The Effect of a Community All Access Dance Class on Dance Skills and Participation in Children with Participation Restrictions," [Poster]. APPTAC, Chattanooga, TN.
Dannemiller, L., Lundeen, H., Anderson, D., Birkmeier, M.C., Furze, J., Moore, J. (2018) "Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: Identification of Exemplar Programs, Study of Exemplar Case 1," [Poster]. Chattanooga, TN.
Birkmeier, M.C., Anderson, D., Dannemiller, L., Furze, J., Lundeen, H., Moore, J. (2018) "Exploring Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education through Collaboration and Utilization of a Mixed Methods Approach," Platform ELC, Jacksonville, FL.
Moerchen, V.A., Lundeen, H., Dole, R.L., et al. (2018) "Pediatric Physical Therapy Educational Research: Developing a Road Map," APTA Combined Sections Meeting "Dianne Cherry Forum, New Orleans, LA.
Lundeen, H., Moerchen, V. (2017) "What We Have Done and Where We Are Going: Education Summit II and the Journey toward Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education," APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
Emmel, L., Lundeen, H. (2017) "Limited Resources?... Never Fear Community Partners are Here. Unique Strategies to Deliver Entry-Level Pediatric Content," APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
Moerchen, V., Lundeen, H. (2015) "Experiential Learning in Pediatric Education: Innovative Strategies for including Children with and without Movement Challenges," APTA Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
MPT: University of North Dakota, 1999
DPT: University of North Dakota, 2005
I have been actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), both the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists and the North Dakota Chapter. I have served on the North Dakota Board as recruitment chair, delegate/chief delegate, ethics, and finance committees.
Nationally, for the Academy of Pediatric PTs I have served as the ND state representative, on the public relations committee, governance review task force, as Communications Chair, Secretary, and now chair of the Academic and Clinical Educator (ACE) SIG.
I was also selected to be a member of the Education Summit 1 and was a participant and part of the planning committee member for Education Summit 2. I have served as the advisor for the University of Mary PT Club, been a represenative on the University Senate, and have served on the faculty council.
I am a board member of Designer Genes and am a member of Corpus Christi Parish.