Susan K. Tappert, PT, MS, DPT received her Certificate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1971 and subsequently earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1993 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2004 from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
Dr. Tappert has extensive clinical practice background in several physical therapy settings where she gained experience in various roles including clinical supervisor, clinical instructor, department director and interprofessional patient centered care. She brings more than 20 years of teaching experience to the classroom.
Since 2004, Dr. Tappert has been an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Interprofessional Healthcare Studies in The College of Health Professions at Rosalind Franklin University. She co-directs the Interprofessional Teams and Culture in Health Care Course for all incoming 1st year students (560 students in 2011). Dr. Tappert also directs the Interprofessional Women’s Health certificate program.
Dr. Tappert organized and directs the Interprofessional Curriculum Committee for Rosalind Franklin University. She also directs the College of Health Professions Curriculum Committee and was recently appointed Assistant Dean for Curriculum for the College.