Joe Palmer

Joe Palmer PT, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor Director of Clinical Education
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)
  • Core Faculty

Email Address:joe.palmer@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:3037242878

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II South

13121 East 17th Avenue

Rm 3128

Aurora, CO 80045

Areas of Expertise

Clinical education; clinical reasoning

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 
PhD in Educational Leadership Research, and Policy, Fall 2023 

Slippery Rock University  
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2002

University of Northern Colorado  
Bachelor of Science, Recreation, 1997
Emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, Emphasis in Outdoor Education
Minors in History and Biology

Licensure Information/Registration Number
Colorado PT: PTL 0008091

APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Certification, March 2016
American Heart Association BLS and BLS for the Healthcare Provider Instructor, August 2014
APTA Clinical Instructor Certification, October 2003
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, 1997 – 2003
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, August 1998



UCCS merit-based scholarship for dissertation phase of PhD
2021, 2022 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Mission Incentive recipient

Distinguished PhD Year 1 study: Using the Partnership Success Theory to Explore Site Visits on the Academic-Clinical Partnership from the Physical Therapy Clinical Instructor Perspective

Multiple patient and co-worker nominated awards for quality of care and customer service

Excellence in Research, SRU Graduate School of Physical Therapy

First Honor Graduate, Army Medical Academy  

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