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Dr. Kara Kobal

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    Position: Clinical 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
    • DHSc, Rehabilitation Science – Drexel University
    • PCS, Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
    • ATC, Certified Athletic Trainer


    Dr. Kara Kobal earned a doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh and a Doctorate in Health Science at Drexel University. 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. 

    • Teaching Activities
    • Clinical Activities
    • Professional Activities / Memberships
    Teaching Activities
    • PT 620 Patient Management 3: Neurology 1
    • PT 621 Patient Management 4: Pediatrics
    • PT 623 Patient Management 6: Neurology 2
    • PT 640 Advanced Concept in Physical Therapy 1
    • PT 741 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