Julie E. Hoffman, PT, DPT, CCS
Julie E. Hoffman, PT, DPT, CCS

Julie E. Hoffman, PT, DPT, CCS

Adjunct Associate Professor
Director, Institute for Latin America Concern
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions


  • Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapist

Academic Appointments


  • Physical Therapy


  • Adjunct Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • PTD 513: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy I
  • PTD 516: Integrated Lab II
  • PTD 613: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy II
  • PTD 616: Integrated Lab IV


  • Augustana College B.A. Biology May 1991
  • Hahnemann University - Master of Physical Therapy May 1998
  • Creighton University - transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy May 2006

Publications and Presentations


  • Irons, S, Hoffman JE. Functional Outcomes of a Patient with Acute Paraplegia after Open Heart Surgery: A Case Report. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. Published online ahead of print May 2016., Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 2016
  • Xia R, Stone J, Hoffman J, Klappa S. Promoting Community Health and Eliminating Health Disparities through Community-Based Participatory Research., Physical Therapy, 96(3), 410-417, 2016
  • Doll JD, Mu K, Jensen L, Goulet C, Ekstrum J. Transforming Practice: International Service-Learning as Preparation for Entering Health Care. In: Green PM, Johnson M, eds. Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing., Stylus Publishing, September 2014, 2016
  • Furze JA, Black LL, Hoffman JE, Barr JB, Cochran TM, Jensen GM. Exploration of Students’ Clinical Reasoning Development in Entry Level Physical Therapy Education., Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 29(3), 22-33, 2015
  • Ekstrum JA, Black LB, Paschal KP. Effects of a Thoracic Mobility and Respiratory Exercise Program on Pulmonary Function and Functional capacity in Older Adults. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2009; 27(4): 310-327., Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 27(4), 310-327, 2013
  • Hoffman JE, Paschal KA. Functional Outcomes of Patients with West Nile Virus Admitted to a Rehabilitation Hospital. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2013; 36(2): 55-62, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 36(2), 55-62, 2013
  • Irons SL, Hoffman JE, Elliott S, Linnaus M. Functional Outcomes of Patients with Sternectomy after Cardiothoracic Surgery: a case series. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 2012; 23(4): 5-11., Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 23(4), 5-11, 2012


  • Ekstrum JA, Anderson L, Sternecker J. The Effects of Motivational Signage on Stair and Elevator Usage on a College Campus: A Pilot Study., Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 22(4), 40-41, 2011


  • Hoffman JE, Luethje J, Schult S, Wagoner C. Can you walk and talk: Integrating Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy. Session Presentation accepted at Combined Sections Meeting 2016. American Physical Therapy Association. Anaheim, CA. February 2016., 2016
  • Venema, D, Hoffman JE, Grindstaff, T, Bills, S, Abboud, K. Academia: The Good Life. Snap Learning Session accepted at American Physical Therapy Association National Student Conclave. Omaha, NE. October 2015., 2015
  • Ekstrum JA, Anderson L, Sternecker J. The Effects of Motivational Signage on Stair and Elevator Usage on a College Campus: A Pilot Study., 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Functional Outcomes Health and Wellness Global Health Clinical Reasoning Measurement of Pectoralis length in Breast cancer patients

Current Research Projects

  • 6 Minute Walk Test Study with 3 other Universities looking at impact of guarding on the results of 6MWT.

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University, 2012
  • Physical Therapy Educator of the Year Award, Creighton University, SPAHP, 2011