Professor and Director of the Flagstaff Mountain Program
Northern Arizona University
Physical Therapy, Flagstaff Campus
Michael Lebec, PT, PHD
Associate Professor and Director of the Flagstaff Mountain Program
Dr. Lebec is the Director of the Program in Physical Therapy
at the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus.
His primary clinical area is musculoskeletal practice but from 2000 –
2003, he served as a full time staff therapist in the Emergency Department at
St. Joseph’s Carondelet Hospital in Tucson, AZ.
Since joining the faculty at NAU, the majority of his scholarly efforts
have been focused on Emergency Department Physical Therapist practice and
assessing methods which maximize student learning and engagement.
Education and Certifications
Doctor of Philosophy in Education with Specialization in Science Education, Web-Based Learning, Learning via Technology, University of Arizona, 2003
Master of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University, 1997
Master of Science, Biology, St. Bonaventure University, 1993
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Grove City College, 1990
Teaching Area / Courses Taught
PT 510 Foundations of Physical Therapy Evaluation
PT 525 Clinical Anatomy I
PT 580 Integumentary Therapeutics (Therapeutic Modalities)
PT 582 Therapeutic Exercise
PT 621 Musculoskeletal Therapeutics II
PT 670 Health Care Systems I (Physical Therapy Documentation)
Select Publications / Professional Presentations
Lebec, M. Kesteloot, L., Overcoming Content-Associated
Challenges Using Attention-Focused Methods, Journal of Excellence on College
Teaching, 26(3), 25-36, 2015
Lebec, M., Cook, K., & Baumgartel, D. (2014). Overuse
Injuries Associated with Mountain Biking: Is Single-Speed Riding a Predisposing
Factor? Sports (Open Access), (2), 1-13, http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4663/2/1/1,
Kesterloot, L., Lebec, M., Physical Therapist Consultation
in the Emergency Department: A Multiple
Case Report Describing Three Arizona Programs, Journal of Acute Care Physical
Therapy, 3(3), December, 2012.
Lebec, M., Extended scope physiotherapists in the emergency
department: One step further, Expert Commentary, Physical Therapy Reviews,
15(5): 420, Fall 2010.
Lebec, M., Cernohous, S., Tenbarge, L., Gest, C., Severson,
K., Howard, S., Emergency Department Physical Therapist Service: A Pilot Study Examining Physician
Perceptions, Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 8(1),
Lebec, M., Jogodka, C., The Physical Therapist as a
Musculoskeletal Specialist in the Emergency Department, Journal of Orthopedic
and Sports Physical Therapy, 39(5), May, 2009.
Lebec, M., Luft, J., A Mixed Methods Analysis of Learning in
Online Teacher Professional Development:
A Case Report, Online Journal for the Society of Information Technology
and Teacher Education, (7)1, March, 2007.