PT, DPT, GCS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Northern Arizona University
Physical Therapy, Flagstaff Campus
Dr. Lorie Kroneberger was appointed to the Northern Arizona
University Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training in July 2007. Lorie
has been a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy since 2008,
and her professional experience includes practice in outpatient orthopedic,
acute care hospital, skilled nursing unit, home health, and inpatient
rehabilitation settings. Dr. Kroneberger is certified by the American Physical
Therapy Association as a trainer for the Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Program, and as founding Chair of the Arizona Physical Therapy
Association’s Clinical Education Special Interest Group, she is active in
promoting the professional development of the Program’s clinical instructors.
Her research interests include collaborative learning and technology in
physical therapy education. She is developing and refining online communities
of practice for both students and clinical educators.
Education and Certifications
DPT – Northern Arizona University, 2008
BS Physical Therapy – Mount St. Mary’s College, 1982
Specialist Certification in Geriatrics – American Board of Physical
Therapy Specialties, 2008
Certified Trainer – APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program, 2012
Teaching area/Courses taught
Dr. Kroneberger provides clinical and academic instruction as the
Program’s Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, and areas in which she
contributes to the NAU PT curriculum include Patient Management,
Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics, Medical Therapeutics, Life Cycle II, Clerkships
Kroneberger, L., & Bierwas, D. (2012) Completing the PT CPI.
Clinical Education Update. Phoenix, AZ: AzPTA Clinical Education SIG.
Kroneberger, L. (2012) If You Build It, Will They Come? Incubating
Clinical Education Communities of Practice.
Combined Sections Meeting 2012. Chicago, IL: American Physical Therapy
Kroneberger, L. (2010) Using Wikis for Collaborative Learning and
Lessons Learned. Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology. Flagstaff:
Northern Arizona University.