Pamela Bosch, PT, DPT, PhD

Pamela Bosch Associate Professor
Northern Arizona University
Physical Therapy, Phoenix Campus
Phone: 602-827-2436

Pamela Rogers Bosch, PT, DPT, PhD Associate Professor

Professional Interests:

Dr. Bosch is a pediatric and neurorehabilitation physical therapist who is passionate about the strong inverse relationship between exercise capacity and all-cause mortality. With the goals of reducing comorbidities and improving function and quality of life for individuals living with chronic neurological conditions, Dr. Bosch pursues studies that address the following broad themes:

  • Effect of intensive exercise interventions on physiological and functional outcomes and quality of life in adults with chronic neurological conditions. 
  • Alterations in energy expenditure and functional outcomes as a result of improved fitness in adults with chronic neurological deficits.
  • Metabolic responses to early mobilization in critically ill patients.
  • The relationship between the metabolic response (whole-body oxygen consumption) and heart rate response in individuals with chronic neurological deficits. 


  • A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ.  DPT
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. PhD in Exercise Physiology

Emphasis: Exercise Neuroendocrinology

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. MS in Exercise Physiology
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  BS, with a certificate in Physical Therapy

Recent Publications:

Bosch PR, Poloni J, Thornton A, Lynskey JV.  The Heart Rate Response to Nintendo Wii Boxing in Young Adults.  The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. 2012; 23(2):13-18.

Wing MK, Lynskey JV, Bosch PR.  Walking Speed in Stroke Survivors:  Considerations for Clinical Practice.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2012; 28(2):113-121.

Bosch PR, Snyder AR, Scherr T, and Varga M. Differences in Shoulder Muscle Activation Patterns During Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Using Manual and Theraband Resistance. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care.  2011; 3(2):69-75.

Bosch, PR, Traustadottir, T, Howard, P, Matt KS. Functional and Physiological

       Effects of Yoga in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis:  A Pilot Study. Alternative

       Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2009; 15:24-31.

Wing K, Lynskey JV, and Bosch PR. Whole-body Intensive Rehabilitation is Feasible and Effective in Chronic Stroke Survivors: A Retrospective Data Analysis. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2008; 15(3):247-255.

Tompkins J, Bosch PR, Chenowith R, Tiede JL, and Swain J. Changes in Functional Walking Distance and Health-Related Quality of Life after Gastric Bypass Surgery. Physical Therapy Journal. 2008; 88(8):928-935.