Dean and Professor
School of Physical Therapy
Caroline Goulet is the Founding Dean of the University of the School of Physical Therapy and Professor in the entry-level and post professional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. She came to the University of the Incarnate Word from Creighton University in Omaha, NE where she was Associate Professor, Director of the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and co-Director, Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. She grew up in Montreal, QC, where she obtained a BSc Physical Therapy (1986) from McGill University, MSc Applied in Biomedical Engineering (1989) and PhD Biomedical Sciences (1995) from the Université de Montréal. After her doctoral studies, Dr. Goulet did a 30-month post doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, coordinating a motor control study part of a NASA Life Mission Science spaceflight. She held assistant professor positions at The University of Ottawa, ON, Canada, The University of Iowa, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, prior to coming to Omaha, NE. She is licensed to practice physical therapy in both Texas and Nebraska. While promoting and facilitating interprofessional community engagement and education to address global health issues, she endeavors to develop professional formation related to cultural competency and interprofessional learning and practice in health profession curricula, enhance learning using critical self-reflection, and improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by promoting health and facilitating access.She currently serves on the American Physical Therapy Association Task Force on Diversity.