maxwell-bessAssistant Professor of Physical Therapy; BS, University of Arizona; MA, Ball State University; MS, Washington University School of Medicine; PhD, University of Arizona

bmaxwell@marybaldwin.edu

Dr. Maxwell received a Master’s Degree in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Physiology from Ball State University, a second Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine, and a PhD from University of Arizona in Animal Physiology/Exercise Physiology. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over fifteen years with a specialty in geriatrics and in fitness for individuals with life-long disability. She is an expert in aquatic therapy, presenting nationally on all aspects of this intervention technique and receiving over 2 million dollars in grants to support aquatic therapy initiatives.

She has published a number of research articles as well as training materials. Dr. Maxwell will complement the DPT program as our Applied Scientist. She is scheduled to teach Exercise Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology labs and Kinesiology courses along with supporting students in gaining aquatic therapeutic competencies.

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