Amanda Adamson

Amanda Adamson

Assistant Professor



Phone: (605) 658-6371


Teaching Interests:

Clinical Education, Pelvic Health, Differential Diagnosis of the Musculoskeletal System, Business Management, Ethics & Professionalism

Research Interests:

Women's Health, Employment, Stress Management, Professional Behaviors, Leadership


  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • BS, Biology, Psychology, University of South Dakota, 2006

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic), APTA Section on Women's Health
  • Functional Dry Needling Level 1, Kinetacore - Evidence in Motion
  • 3D Movement Analysis & Performance Systems Certified, Gray Institute
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor - Basic Level I, APTA
  • CITI Certification
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • South Dakota Physical Therapy License (#1462), South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners


  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: An Interprofessional Cultural Encounter, USD SHS Diversity, Inclusivity and Cultural Awareness (DICA) Committee. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2018 - 2018)


  • Chaudry, Aliya, Karges, Joy, Adamson, Amanda J., Berg-Poppe, Patti. Students Learning Professionalism through Integration of Professional Core Values in Clinical Decision Making for "Best" Physiotherapy Practice. Presented at the Congress 2019, Geneva, Switzerland. (May 13, 2019)
  • Adamson, Amanda, Karges, Joy, Farkas, Danielle, Petterson, Alyssa, Ptacek, Samson. Analysis of Stress, Coping Strategies, and Academic Success in Physical and Occupational Therapy Students: Preliminary Results. Presented at the 2018 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (February 23, 2018)
  • Karges, Joy, Chaudry, Aliya, Adamson, Amanda J., Beasley, Elizabeth. Transforming Students to Become the Next Generation of Leaders and Advocates in Physical Therapy: A Multifaceted Approach. Presented at the 2017 APTA Education Leadership Conference, Columbus, OH. (October 2017)