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Peter J. Rundquist, PT, Ph.D.

Professor of PT, Anatomy Coordinator

Dr. Peter Rundquist joined the Doctor of Physical Therapy program as a full-time faculty member and Director in 2012.  He received his BA in Physiology, BS in Physical Therapy, and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Rundquist has been teaching in accredited physical therapy programs since 2003. Currently, he collaboratively teaches Anatomy and Research Methods courses. He has practiced clinically since 1989, primarily in the area of outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. He continues to practice once a week with the CSP athletes alongside the athletic training staff.

Currently, Dr. Rundquist’s research focuses on shoulder biomechanics. Additionally, he assists student and faculty researchers with their statistical analyses. Some examples of recent dissemination include:

  • Rundquist PJ, Johnson ST.  The effect of kinesio® tape on scapulothoracic joint kinematics. JBWMT. 2024; 40:190-195
  • Co-presenter of “Current Topics and Challenges of EBP” at the APTA MN 2022 Annual
    Conference with Jena Ogston
  • Co-presenter of “Clinical Reasoning through Anatomy and Neuroscience: Progressing Recall to Relevance” at the Educational Leadership Conference of the APTA October 2020 with Matthew Condo, Michael Jones, Carrie Minahan, and Don Reagan
  • “Comparison of 3D Shoulder Kinematics between Dominant and Non-Dominant Shoulders in Collegiate Women’s Volleyball Players”. Speaker Peter Rundquist. With CSP DPT graduates Aaron Holtz, DPT, Whitney Markson, DPT, Amanda Nosbush, DPT, Alexandra Zuleger, DPT.  Platform presentation at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the APTA February 2020
  • Rundquist P, Eaton C, Lemminger S, Lott B, Smith R, Zitzer N. Effect of Kinesio® tape on Scapular Kinematics of the Asymptomatic Shoulder in Healthy Younger Adults. APTA CSM poster presentation February 2023

Professional Experience

  • Tenured Professor and Director, DPT Program, Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP), October 10, 2019 to present
  • Professor and Director, DPT Program, CSP, July 1, 2017 to October 9, 2019, tenure track
  • Associate Professor and Director, DPT Program, CSP, November 19, 2012 to June 30, 2017, tenure track

The following employment and positions were in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN:

  • Adjunct faculty, May 2013 to Aug 2016
  • Chair, Institutional Review Board, University of Indianapolis, Aug 2011 to May 2013
  • Promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure September 1, 2009
  • Director, Postprofessional Programs, July 2006 to July 2011
  • Chair, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, July 2007 to April 2010
  • Interim Director, Postprofessional Programs, July 2005 to July 2006
  • Director, Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program, July 2005 to May 2013
  • Assistant Professor, July 2003 to May 2013

Academic Pedigree

  • Graduate, Education Leadership Institute Fellowship, American Physical Therapy Association
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science
  • BS in Physical Therapy
  • BA in Physiology