School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy

Becca Jordre

Becca Jordre
Associate Professor
Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 314
Phone: 605-658-6370
I have been with the university for 7 years in the Department of Physical Therapy. Prior to my time here I worked in northern Minnesota in a rural general outpatient setting and in central Minnesota managing and practicing in a rural rehab department.
Teaching Interests:
Geriatrics Musculoskeletal Differential Diagnosis Women's Health Patient/Client Interviewing
Research Interests:
Geriatric outcome measures Senior Athletes Conservative management of urinary incontinence Dental Hygiene Ergonomics
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Duke University, 2002
  • BS, Psychology, University of South Dakota, 1999
  • National Senior Games Screening, The University of South Dakota Center for Academic Engagement, (2013)
  • Senior Athlete Screening, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2011 - 2011)
  • Use of video eyewear to promote self-awareness and reflective perspective-taking following patient care learning scenarios, USD Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee, (2015)
  • Developing the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (S.A.F.E.) for National Senior Games Athletes, (2014 - 2014)
  • Smart Home Technology Facilitates Telehealth & Independence, USD Governor's Technology Funds, (2012 - 2013)
  • Bly, J., Jordre, B., (2015), Improve Visibility, Dimens Dent Hyg, vol. 13, iss. 1, pp. 18-21.
  • Schweinle, W., Jordre, B., A Problem with Single-Item Measures in Research, JPAE, vol. 25, iss. 3, pp. 40-41.
  • Jordre, B., Schweinle, W., Comparing Resisted Hip Rotation to Pelvic Floor Muscle Training in Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence, a Pilot Study, J Women’s Health Phys Ther, vol. 28, iss. 2, pp. 81-89.
  • Jordre, B., Bly, J., Preventing Pain with the Right Operator Stool, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.
  • Jordre, B., Schweinle, W., Beacom, K., Graphenteen, V., Ladwig, A., (2013), The five times sit to stand test in athletic older adults., Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy., vol. 36, iss. 1, pp. 47-50.
  • Jordre, B., Schweinle, W., Beacom, K., Graphenteen, V., Ladwig, A., (2013), The Five Times Sit to Stand Test in Senior Athletes, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, vol. 36, iss. 1, pp. 47-50. (DOI: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e31826317b5.)
  • Jordre, B., Schweinle, W., (2013), Fitness Screening for Senior Games Athletes, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Seefeldt, T., Mort, J., Brockevelt, B., Giger, J. T., Jordre, B., Lawler, M. J., Nilson, W., Svien, L., , (2012), A Pilot Study of Interprofessional Case Discussions for Health Professions Students Using the Virtual World Second Life., Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, vol. 4, pp. 224-231.
  • Jordre, B., Bly, J., (2012), Protect your Musculoskeletal Health, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, vol. 10, iss. 1, pp. 33-34.
Awards and Honors:
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association, 2010
  • 2010 National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) Scholarship, NHCN, 2010