Kelly Hawthorne, PT, DPT, GCS

Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Kelly Hawthorne


Phone: (314) 977-8066

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Doctor of Physical Therapy
Saint Louis University

Master of Physical Therapy
Saint Louis University

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Saint Louis University

Dr. Hawthorne earned her BS in Exercise Science, Master of Physical Therapy, and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Saint Louis University. She is an ABPTS Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and practices weekly with the geriatric patient population. She is an APTA Credentialed Instructor, Advanced Clinical Instructor, and Credentialed Clinical Instructor Trainer. She is a member of the Clinical Education Team. She was the 2009 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Health Professions Outstanding Advisor Award recipient and was recently inducted into Saint Louis University's Alpha Eta chapter.

Courses Taught
Patient Management III
Professional Development I
Human Growth and Development

Research Interests
Ways for older adults with functional impairments due to age, disease, or diagnosis, to participate in activity and exercise to help them maintain as much functional independence as possible.


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