Dr. Jamie Dehan

Dr. Jamie Dehan, P.T., D.P.T., M.S., C.S.S.C.

Director of Clinical Education

As the director of clinical education, Dr. Jamie Dehan brings a wide range of clinical experience and understanding of the clinical community in and around USM. Her career thus far has primarily been in the clinical field with experience in a variety of settings to include acute hospital, acute rehab, outpatient orthopedics, outpatient sport rehab, and long-term care. 

She also has experience in the academic environment through various assistant positions within the area of clinical education. While completing her Master's degree, Dr. Dehan worked as a work-study student for the ACCE for two years. She was very involved with all aspects of clinical education to include clinical site information collection, establishment of clinical sites, and collection and organization of all completed clinical internship paperwork.

Prior to being promoted to director of clinical education, Dr. Dehan worked as an assistant in the clinical education section of the physical therapy department of the University of Saint Mary. Her tasks as assistant included contacting identified potential clinical sites, initiating the inquiry phase, and expediting the delivery and retrieval of necessary documents.

By pursuing her transitional doctorate in physical therapy, Dr. Dehan demonstrated her commitment to lifelong learning. She has also served as a clinical instructor to many physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students throughout her clinical career, sharing her knowledge and passion in the field of physical therapy with her students. Still early in her career, she has many ideas in multiple areas of research and is excited to explore these ideas. Dr. Dehan is a licensed physical therapist in Missouri and Kansas, a Certified Senior Strength Trainer, and an APTA Credentialed CI.

In order to maintain an understanding of contemporary physical therapist practices, Dr. Dehan continues to work clinical hours each week. She also regularly attends continuing education seminars on current and developing concepts in physical therapy.