Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Dr. Maureen Raffensperger

Professor and PTA Program Director
BS Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center; MS Physiology/Neurophysiology, University of Missouri-Columbia; DPT Des Moines University

Dr. Maureen Raffensperger, PT, DPT, OCS, CEEAA began her career as a physical therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Detroit and later worked at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. In 1985 Dr. Raffensperger joined the staff at Heartland Health System in St. Joseph. She served as supervisor of rehabilitation services at the PM&R Clinic and Heartland East Hospital for seven years. She began her teaching career at Missouri Western State University in 1997, and is director of the PTA Program.

Curriculum Vitae

Office: Murphy Hall 304
Office Phone: (816) 271-4251

Office Hours:
Fall: 1-3 pm M, 12-3 pm W or by appointment
Spring: 10-12 MW, 1:30-2:30 T or by appointment

Fall Teaching Schedule: 

PTA 100 Introduction to Physical Therapy
PTA 120 Modalities
PTA 130 Functional Anatomy
PTA 255 Clinical Orthopedics

Spring Teaching Schedule:

PTA 160 Clinical Kinesiology
PTA 165 Therapeutic Exercise
PTA 280 Clinical Rehabilitation

Summer Teaching Schedule:

PTA 100 Introduction to Physical Therapy
PTA 295 Clinical Seminar