University Profiles

Poulsen Department of Physical Therapy

Kim M. Poulsen, PT, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair

Department of Physical Therapy


My motto “Forever Forward” signifies our need to never accept status quo and always better ourselves.

I joined the Department of Physical Therapy in 2005 as the Director of Clinical Education. This was a natural move for me having had many students over the years in my varying positions in hospitals and out-patient clinics.

I have always had some involvement in physical therapy education ever since I graduated from the School of Physio Therapy in Copenhagen, Denmark, whether I was doing adjunct teaching, mentoring students in clinical practice or hosting continued education courses. Firmly believing in the importance of lifelong learning, I continued my post professional studies earning a Master of Science in Health Sciences and, subsequently, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, both from Seton Hall University.Continuing my commitment to learning, I am currently in pursuit of a PhD, also at Seton Hall University, so I am truly vested in the community of the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University.

I have a very pragmatic and hands-on approach to clinical education and strive for my students to have the best possible clinical educational experience. I do this by working closely with both the clinical faculty in the field and the students making sure the educational potential is maximized.

My research activities are primarily in the movement sciences focusing on issues related to changes in the trunk and spine in presence of pain.


  • PhD, Seton Hall University
  • DPT, Seton Hall University
  • MS, Seton Hall University
  • Cert. PT, School of Physiotherapy, Copenhagen, DK



Office Phone
(973) 275-2963


Office Location
Room 200
McQuaid Hall


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