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Curt Kindel

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Academic Background
Bachelor of Science- Saint Francis University
Master of Physical Therapy- Saint Francis University
PhD in Biomechanics- Penn State University
Phone Number:
(814) 231-5566
Curt Kindel

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Physical Therapy classes- Biomechanics, Therapeutic Exercise, Biophysical Agents, and hold the position of Research Coordinator

What year did you start teaching at AU

August 2018

Why teach at AU?

Education occurs at many institutions across the world. But at AU, the opportunity to intertwine education with faith is a privilege. I'm excited to be at this institution to facilitate the knowledge and skills of young physical therapy majors with the foundation of Christian values.


I enjoy sports- running and playing basketball, hiking and exploring.

Notable achievements outside of discipline

2013 winner of the Distinguished Faculty Award- Saint Francis University 2017 winner of the Swatsworth Faculty Award- Saint Francis University

People might be interested to know I...

am a huge football fan, especially Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Places you've lived

Prior to now living in Powdersville, all were in Pennsylvania: Brookville, Martinsburg, and Loretto

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

The kind, friendly culture from Administration, to Faculty and staff, and most importantly, the students

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

The field of physical therapy continues to evolve and grow with numerous opportunities for students in various specialty areas.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

First and foremost enthusiastic, because learning is fun! But just as important is applicable to the field of physical therapy.


Clark N, Forshey T, Mulligan I, Kindel C. Knee mechanics during a change of direction movement in division I athletes following full return to sport from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Physical Therapy in Sport; 2019:35:75-78.,XMZMIfDD

Joint Moment-Angle Properties of the Hip Abductors and Hip Extensors, Kindel  C, Challis J; Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 2017; 33: 568-575.

The Effects of Varying Hip Flexion and External Rotation Angles on the Production of Isometric Hip External Rotation Torque in Healthy Adults, Kindel C, Demjanenko J, Gomola D, Seiler R, Swartzwelder B, Vogus J, Winters M,: Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice; 29:4;214-217, 2017.

Joint Moment-Angle Properties of the Hip Extensors in Subjects With and Without Patellofemoral Pain, Kindel  C, Challis J; Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 2018; 34:159-166.