Lauren Emmel, PT, DPT 

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Co-Director of Clinical Education, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

Brief Bio

Lauren grew up in a small, rural community in Stearns County, Minnesota. She was influenced by the Benedictine sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery throughout her childhood years, most especially through attending a Catholic grade school. Lauren attended the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, earning a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Doctor of Physical Therapy. 

As a physical therapist, Lauren worked primarily in the areas of pediatrics and acute care physical therapy. From very early on in her career, Lauren desired working with students as a clinical instructor. A desire for additional mentorship resulted in a call to the University of Mary. 

Lauren and her husband, Nick, along with their five children (Caeli, Lucy, Annie, Jude, and Raphael), enjoy travelling, cooking, and time spent around the table.

Teaching Interests

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Clinical Education

Research Interests

  • Educational interventions within pediatric physical therapy
  • Didactic and clinical education of physical therapy students