Kelly Stephens

Kelly Stephens


Associate Teaching Professor

Director of Clinical Education

Educational background

  • BS in Fitness and Nutrition, University of Missouri – 1998
  • MPT, University of Missouri – 2001
  • PhD, Education Psychology, University of Missouri – 2022

Curriculum Vita

Content expertise/teaching responsibility

  • Clinical education, PhysZOU clinical instructor
  • Clinical Practice: Mizzou Therapy Services

Research interest

  • Interest in service learning, clinical education, and developing optimal teaching to promote higher level thinking in students.

Additional certifications

  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practioner – 2009
  • APTA Clinical Instructor Certification

Awards & honors

  • Excellence in Teaching with Technology – 2019
  • Inclusive Excellence Award – 2019
  • Faculty Mentor – Honors Convocation


Kelly Stephens has accrued her physical therapy experience in the areas of outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics (outpatient and home health),and treatment of chronic pain. She has experience in community outreach through education and service learning. She is active in the American Physical Therapy Association – Missouri and has served as a student liaison for this association. Kelly continues to provide physical therapy through Mizzou Therapy Services.

Kelly is a teaching professor but most of her time is spent working with the many facets of clinical education. She also is pursuing an educational doctorate in education psychology at the University of Missouri, to develop more expertise as a professor.

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