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Wendy Rheault,  PT, PhD

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Dr. Rheault is the Provost for Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and a member of the physical therapy faculty.  She received her BS in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in Canada and subsequently was awarded both the MA and PhD from the University of Chicago in Measurement and Evaluation.  She is extensively published and maintains a leadership role in Research and Statistics in the College of Health Professions. 

She assists with research and statistics in the Department of Physical Therapy and actively advises students on their research. She concentrated her clinical practice in the area of orthopedics. Dr. Rheault is extensively published and has presented at national and international meetings. Her area of research expertise is the psychometric analysis of both clinical and educational measurement instruments using Rasch Analysis. She previously served from 2006-2010 as the Associate Editor of  the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, the only peer-reviewed journal in the physical therapy education field.  In 2006, Dr. Rheault was inducted as a Fellow in the Institute of Medicine of Chicago. In 2011, Dr. Rheault was inducted as a fellow in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. With extensive teaching experience, Dr Rheault focuses on innovative critical thinking methods in her classroom.

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