Physical Therapy Department

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Jennifer G. Audette

  • Assistant Professor
  • PT, Ph.D.
  • Phone: 401.874.5625
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  • Mailing Address: Independence Square, Room 102


Dr. Audette is an active member of the APTA (Vice Chair, Global Health SIG) and Health Volunteers Overseas (Chair, PT Programs Steering Committee). She initiated the Broadening Experience here at URI, which allows students to broaden their view of the profession of physical therapy locally, nationally and internationally through two-week non-clinical experiences. Every year as part of this program she travels with students to the highlands of Guatemala to work at a center for children with disabilities. She spent the summer of 2013 taking intensive Spanish lessons in Guatemala. She has done physical therapy related work in China, Haiti, Suriname, and Guatemala. Dr. Audette has been on the faculty since 2003.


Physical therapy faculty practice, international experiences for students, international and global health issues and how they can be integrated into teaching, and physical therapist education.


  • Ph.D. in Education, University of Rhode Island, 2011
  • Advanced Masters in Physical Therapy, Boston University, 1991
  • Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, 1988


Commentary: Considering Educational Perspectives and Their Relevance To Allied Health Professional Education: Using Physical Therapy As An Example. Audette, JG, Roush, SE. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. July 2015:13(3).

Audette, JG, Roush, SE. Educational perspectives and teaching styles of faculty who lead international service-learning experiences. J Phys Ther Educ. 2013;27(3):65-73.

Klappa S, Audette JG, Do S. The roles, barriers and experiences of rehabilitation therapists in disaster relief: post-earthquake Haiti 2010. Disability and Rehabilitation, Early Online, May 2013:1–9.

Clapham ED, Armatano CA, Lamont LS, Audette JG. The ocean as a unique therapeutic environment: developing a surfing program. J Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In press.

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