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Dr. Kara Kobal

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    Position: Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Director of the Pediatric PT Residency program

    Department: Physical Therapy

    Office: Stokes Athletic Center 239

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    About Dr. Kara Kobal


    • B.S., Health Science (emphasis in Athletic Training) - Slippery Rock University
    • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of Pittsburgh
    • PCS, Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
    • ATC, Certified Athletic Trainer


    Dr. Kara Kobal earned a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist. She has worked as a physical therapist in a variety of settings including: acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home health, and school-based physical therapy. Her practice area focus is on pediatric and adult neurologic populations.

    In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Kobal also serves as the Director of the Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program at Saint Francis University and treats patients in the clinical setting at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness located on campus.

    Dr. Kobal joined the faculty at Saint Francis in 2008. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Drexel University.

    • Teaching Activities
    • Clinical Activities
    • Professional Activities / Memberships
    Teaching Activities
    • PHTH 511 PCM 3- Neurology 1
    • PHTH 512 Clin Path 3 – Neurology
    • PHTH 516- PCM 5 – Neurology 2
    • PHTH 513 Special Topics 1
    • PHTH 553 Special Topics 2
    • PHTH 556 Health and Wellness
    Clinical Activities
    • Director, Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program at Saint Francis University
    • Staff Physical Therapist, DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness
    Professional Activities / Memberships
    • American Physical Therapy Association member
    • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association member