Heather Lundeen, PT, DPT

Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Associate Professor


Heather Lundeen received a Master of Physical Therapy (1999) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (2005) from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Dr. Lundeen is ABPTS board-certified in pediatrics. She has worked as a pediatric PT (outpatient, inpatient, NICU, and schools) since 1999. Dr. Lundeen has been actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), both the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists and the North Dakota Chapter. She has served on the North Dakota Board as recruitment chair, delegate/chief delegate, on the ethics committee, and continues to serve as a member of the finance committee. Nationally for the Academy of Pediatric PT’s she has served as the ND state representative, on the public relations committee, as communications chair of the Academic and Clinical Educator (ACE) SIG, and was 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. She has served as the University of Mary PT Club advisor, is on the university senate, and has been on the faculty council. Dr. Lundeen has presented posters, platforms, and presentations at the APTA combined sections and section on pediatrics meetings, and her research was published in the Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal. Her research agenda is focused on pediatric participation and integration and professional physical therapy education. Heather is married to Chris and is the mother of Conner, Olivia, and Chloe. She enjoys traveling with her family, reading, running, and volunteering in her community with organizations whose missions are to foster physical activity and community engagement for children and young adults of all abilities. 

Courses Taught/teaching interests

  • PTH 511 LAMP 1
  • PTH 835 and 836 Pediatric Elective
  • PTH 641 Lifespan 1: Pediatrics
  • PTH 642 Lifespan 1: Geriatrics
  • PTH 636 Integumentary Management (Amputations and Prosthetics component)
  • PTH 510: Kinesiology 2 (Gait Component)
  • PTH 859/860: Complex Case Management I and II (PBL Facilitator)