Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy
Seton West 147


B.S. Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University; M.H.S. and D.H.S, Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis


Dr. Karen Holtgrefe is Associate Professor of Physical Therapy with teaching responsibilities focused on acute care and cardiopulmonary evaluation and treatment, research and evidenced based physical therapy practice, and exercise physiology.  Dr. Holtgrefe has a long record of local, state, regional, and national seminars on medical screening, acute care, and cardiopulmonary topics, and presented at World Congress of Physical Therapy in Amsterdam, June 2011.  Dr. Holtgrefe was Awarded the James Dunleavy Distinguished Service Award from the Acute Care Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2012.