Brenda Pratt

Assistant Professor

Olin Hall 347
(309) 677-4534
bpratt@bradley.edu

M.S., from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
B.S., Physical Therapy from Washington University

Biography

Brenda Pratt, PT, MS, PCS has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Bradley University since 2007.  She is currently a Doctor of Science candidate in the dissertation phase in the Pediatric Physical Therapy program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. A Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, she has experienced over 30 years of full time clinical practice in a variety of clinical settings including early intervention, public school, home health, outpatient clinics, and hospitals. 

Scholarship

Brenda’s current research interest is the environmental influence on the activity and participation outcomes of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Her dissertation research explores the effect of playground design on the physical activity and support needs of children with cerebral palsy. She has presented research and continuing education at local, national, and international levels. 

Service

Brenda is a member of several professional associations including the American Physical Therapy Association, Illinois Physical Therapy Association, Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association, Health Volunteers Overseas, and Michigan Association of School Physical and Occupational Therapists.  She continues to practice physical therapy part-time in early intervention and public school settings during the summer.