Saint Luke's College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Van Ackeren 200H


Additional Positions 

  • Director - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning



  • DPT Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • M.S. Physical Therapy - Neurology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Buffalo


Professional Licensures and Certifications 

  • Physical Therapist State of Kansas, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts - 2013
  • Physical Therapist State of Missouri, Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts - 2013
  • Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association - 2011
  • Credentialed Clinical Trainer, American Physical Therapy Association - 2010
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association - 2009
  • Neurologic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association - 1993



Kirsten Potter, DPT, is a professor in the physical therapy program. Potter's clinical, teaching and research expertise is in adult neurologic rehabilitation. She teaches the Movement Science II and PT Management of Neuromuscular Conditions I and II courses. 

Potter has conducted research on the psychometric properties of various measures, has numerous presentations and publications and is a member of a team awarded funding from American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to develop a "Clinical Practice Guideline - A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Neurologic Physical Therapy." She is active in her professional association, having developed and taught courses on outcome measurement. In addition, Potter serves as co-chair of the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapists task force to conduct systematic reviews on measures of quality of life and fatigue for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). 

She has contributed to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab's Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Rehabilitation Measure Database and has served on advisory boards related to neurologic rehabilitation research. She serves her local community through her membership in the Mid America Chapter of the National MS Society Healthcare Provider Council and leads the Balance and Mobility Clinic, a collaboration between Rockhurst University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Parkinson's Foundation - Heartland Chapter.