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Curtis Kindel PT, MPT, PhD, OCS

Curtis Kindel 2015

Title: Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physical Therapy
Phone: 814-472-3198
E-mail: ckindel@francis.edu
Office Location: Stokes Athletic Center 229


  • BS, Health Science, Saint Francis College
  • MPT, Master of Physical Therapy, Saint Francis University
  • Ph.D., Biomechanics, Penn State University
  • OCS, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy


Dr. Kindel graduated from Saint Francis University in 2001. Since that time, he has worked for a regional outpatient therapy provider where he had a facility director position for over three years. He has taught Movement Science as an adjunct at Saint Francis University since 2002. Dr. Kindel became a full-time faculty member in 2007. He married a fellow Saint Francis University PT graduate and has two daughters. Dr. Kindel has attained his Ph.D. in Biomechanics at Penn State University and maintains a part-time clinical practice in orthopedic physical therapy.

Teaching Activities
  • PHTH 401: Movement Science 1
  • PHTH 404: Surface Anatomy/Palpation
  • PHTH 405: Exercise Prescription
  • PHTH 410: Physical Therapy Procedures - Lab Assistant
  • EXPH 250: Functional Anatomy
  • EXPH 320: Biomechanics
  • Research Mentor
Professional Activities and Memberships
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Section Member

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