Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapy; BS, University of Maryland; DPT, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Kai Kennedy received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiological Sciences, with honors, from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2002 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. She has been an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor since 2007, and although her clinical practice area is in outpatient orthopedics, her passion lies in community outreach and health education, both locally and internationally. She has presented locally to many organizations on community-identified health topics. Additionally, she has presented nationally and internationally on a number of topics around the role of physical therapy in community health and the role of global health in PT education.
As Director of Clinical Education at Murphy Deming, Dr. Kennedy helps students relate what they learn in the classroom to what they practice in the field. She has developed the clinical education aspect of the program with explicit oversight of the selection and progression of clinical learning experiences. In addition to clinical courses, Dr. Kennedy teaches classroom based courses, a community practicum focused on program development, and an elective course in global health with an educational component at a partner university in Haiti.