Assistant Professor Heather Knight Receives Emerging Leaders Award
Assistant Professor Heather Knight Receives Emerging Leaders Award

Heather KnightCreighton University Department of Physical Therapy assistant professor, Heather Knight, DPT’08 is one of 26 to receive the Emerging Leaders Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA).

The Emerging Leaders Award recognizes Knight as a leader in physical therapy, who has demonstrated extraordinary service early in her career. This year, emerging leaders from 21 APTA state chapters and six sections were selected. In addition to this recognition, the winners will also be featured in the October issue of PT in Motion magazine.

At Creighton, Knight serves as coordinator for the neurologic physical therapy program and director of geriatric physical therapy residency. Knight teaches Motor Control and Learning and PTD 328 Lab CA. Knight has also in the past-received recognition as trauma champion.

An expert in brain injury, Knight earned her B.S. in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2005 and her D.P.T from Creighton in 2008. Knight graduated from the in Kaiser Permanente Neurologic Residency Program in 2010.