I joined the Department of Physical Therapy in 2005 as the Director of Clinical Education and moved in to the position as the Assistant Chair in 2015.
Originally from Denmark, I studied Physical Therapy in Copenhagen and worked several years in Copenhagen in various practice settings.
Once in the United States, I continued my post-professional studies earning a Master of Science in Health Sciences, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and finally a Doctor of Philosophy in the Movement Sciences, all at Seton Hall University. This a testament to my commitment to lifelong learning and belief in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University.
I have a global perspective on healthcare. I initiated an international PT student exchange program with my alma mater in Copenhagen, have collaborated with universities in the Philippines, and have been involved with several internationalization efforts on campus throughout my tenure.
In my role as the Assistant Chair, I work closely with all faculty to ensure the students’ educational potential is maximized.
My research activities are primarily in the movement sciences, focusing on issues related to postural control and balance using EMG, force plates and 3-D kinematic data.
- PhD, Seton Hall University
- DPT, Seton Hall University
- MS, Seton Hall University
- Cert. PT, School of Physiotherapy, Copenhagen, DK
- Poulsen, K., Lynch, M., Nogueira, S., McCallum, Kunkle, T. (2017). The effects of sound exposure on postural sway and muscle activity in healthy young adults: A class project. Poster presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
- Poulsen, K. 2015. Biodynamic parameters during a step down task in subjects with chronic or recurrent low back pain classified with lumbar instability. PhD dissertation project. Seton Hall University.
- Poulsen, K. (2011). A model for best practice in international PT clinical exchange programs. Platform presentation, APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans.
- Poulsen, K. (2010). Seton Hall University. “Innocently Diverse: Utilizing a rich cultural campus to advance Internationalization”. Presenter and workshop facilitator at the American Council on Higher Education Annual Collaborative Conference, Washington DC.
- Poulsen, K. (2009). Forever Forward; Feature testimonial. Impact, March 2009, 18.
- “The Evolving Role of Clinical Educational Consortiums” a workshop presentation; Panel member with other representatives from the NY-NJ Clinical Education Consortium at APTA’s Educational Leadership Conference, October (2009): Philadelphia, PA.
- Poulsen, K., Mandel, J., Dawkins, A. (2010). “Inter-rater reliability in the manual assessment of lumbar muscle contraction at various intensities compared with surface EMG”. Poster presentation at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.