Celeste Hendricks

Assistant Director of Clinical Education
Academic Clinical Instructor in Physical Therapy

M.P.T., University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physical Therapy
DPT, College of Saint Scholastica (in progress)
hendricks722@stmary.edu | 913-758-6142 | Berchmans 127

Celeste Hendricks graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physical Therapy from a combined undergraduate/graduate program with a Masters of Physical Therapy. She is currently in study to receive a Doctoral of Physical Therapy with projected finish in 2015.

Hendricks is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Sections on Education, Acute Care, and Electrophysiology and Wound Healing. She is also a Wound Care Certified (WCC) provider.

Hendricks brings a deep history of clinical experience with twelve years of practice, as well as two and a half years of experience as an adjunct instructor at USM.

Her clinical practice experience includes acute care; specifically focusing practice in ICU related care, wound care, burn care, pediatric, and orthopedic patients. She also practiced at TUFTS New England Medical Center, where her practice focus was on cardiac rehab, cardiomyopathy, and cardiac transplant patients. Hendricks served as clinical instructor for numerous students throughout her clinical career.

Hendricks is a licensed physical therapist in Kansas and Missouri.


Courses Taught

  • DPT 610 — Concepts In Physical Therapy

  • DPT 612 — Legal and Ethical Issues In Physical Therapy

  • DPT 623 — Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities

  • DPT 624 — Electrophysiology

  • DPT 634 — Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Clinical Electrophysiology

  • DPT 731 — Clinical Management of the Pediatric and Adolescent Neurological System

  • DPT 822 — Clinical Management of the Integumentary System


Research Interests

Hendricks’ research interest lies in medical and mobility related predictive factors of length of stay in hospitalization in multiple age ranges; the relationship of strength and falls in the elderly, and in wound care using electrophysiolgic treatment.


Research Presentations (within the last 5 years):

Klappa SG, Dehan J, Horacek M, Hendricks C, Windsor N, Bond B, Shetty A, Xia R. Teaching social responsibility through local community engagement in a pro bono clinic. Poster Presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting Global Health Reception