Dr. Andreia Nebel

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Nebel joined Clarkson College in 2003 and in 2015 was appointed the role as Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA).  She is currently also an associate professor in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program and Doctoral (EdD) Healthcare Education and Leadership Program, and served from 2007-2015, as the director of the PTA program, at Clarkson College. Her teaching assignments include: Professional Issues, Advanced Procedures in Physical Therapy, Advanced Multiple System Interventions and Care Through the Lifespan, and a Doctoral Seminar course.

Dr. Nebel grew up in Casper, Wyo. and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Development from Montana State University–Bozeman. In 2002, she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. After graduation, she also earned certification in functional capacity evaluations and is a certified APTA Clinical Instructor. She is currently enrolled in the EdD program at Creighton University for Interdisciplinary Leadership.  Her clinical background includes pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, industrial wellness, and geriatrics. During her career, she has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of patient populations and has always had a passion for teaching. 

In 2010, Clarkson College awarded Dr. Nebel the Dr. Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award for her dedication to high standards of education at the College. In 2011, her alma mater, Creighton University, selected her for the Young Alumni Appreciation Award in recognition of her exceptional leadership and devoted service to the profession of physical therapy. She was the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association Achievement in Education Award recipient in 2012, and, in recognition of her dedication to health care-related community service activities, she received the Clarkson College Maltese Cross Award in 2014. In 2018, Dr. Nebel received the honor of a Distinguished Fellow in Physical Therapy from the National Academies of Practice.

Dr. Nebel is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Education Section. Additionally, she has served as the Nebraska Student Special Interest Group faculty liaison for the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA), a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) site reviewer and a PTA Board Exam Preparation course instructor for Therapy Ed.   She is also an accreditation site reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.  She recently completed an interprofessional collaboration project with Creighton University to create an interprofessional education course for all Clarkson College students, including required interprofessional experiences.  Dr. Nebel has also recently completed a four-year study with colleagues from Clarkson and the University of Nebraska Medical Center working to answer the question: “Does a Combined Student Physical Therapist (PT) and Student Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Lab Experience Impact Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Education and Team Training for Patient Safety?” She is continually involved with outreach programs to fight childhood obesity, improve the quality of life through exercise, balance assessment, and fall prevention with neurologically involved patients, and a variety of other community based wellness and health interprofessional education programs.

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