Dr. Michael Witte, P.T., D.P.T., ATC/L, CSCS

Assistant Professor

PH 402.552.3325

Dr. Michael Witte is an Associate Professor in the Clarkson College Physical Therapist Assistant program. His teaching assignments include PTA 115 Therapeutic Exercise I in the AS PTA program and PTA 260 Evidence Based Practice and Ethics in Physical Therapy. He served as vice president of Clarkson College Faculty Senate from 2014-15 and president from 2015-16. He also served as the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) for the PTA program from 2007-15. Dr. Witte began teaching at the College in August 2007.

Dr. Witte is a native of Nebraska City, Neb. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in Exercise Science and Athletic Training, and later his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. He has also earned a certificate in Healthcare Systems Administration (HSA), is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Movements System (FMS) certified clinician, and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) credentialed clinical instructor.

Dr. Witte's clinical background is in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine in a private practice setting. During his career, he has had the opportunity to work with collegiate and professional athletes in all sports with emphasis on track and field, Olympic power lifting, football, volleyball and speed training camps. He continues to work on an as-needed basis for a private outpatient company.

He is an active member of the APTA, section member in education and orthopedics, as well as a member of the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA), National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Dr. Witte has served as an APTA Physical Therapist Assistant Advanced Proficiency reviewer from 2013 to 2016.

Future plans include continuing education in manual therapy and myokinimatic techniques as well as active learning strategies in education. He also plans to continue research in clinic-based injury prevention programs and investigation of student professionalism and success in health care education programs.

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