Will Conrad, PT, DPT, EdD

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

Dr. Will Conrad is an associate professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Doctor of Education (EdD) at the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences. Dr. Conrad holds an orthopedic manual therapy certification (MTC), is a credentialed BLS instructor for the American Heart Association, is certified in Dry Needling (CMTPT) and most recently became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). Clinically, Dr. Conrad has worked in the areas of Orthopedics, Home Health, and Acute Care. He has almost 20 years of graduate level physical therapy and health science teaching experience and has published an anatomy textbook series as well as an extremity biomechanics textbook. Dr. Conrad has also published on anatomy/biomechanics related topics in a number of different journals including Clinical Anatomy, Austin Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy and the Journal of Occupational Therapy Education. His current research interest revolves around spatial aptitude and its contribution to the learning and understanding of Anatomy. Dr. Conrad serves on the Board of the APTA Academy of Education and is currently the Chair of the APTA Anatomy Educators special interest group.


  • Doctor of Education, University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences
  • Masters of Science in Exercise Science, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelors of Science is Medical Dietetics, Purdue University
  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition/Fitness/Health, Purdue University


  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist-Dry Needling
  • Manual Physical Therapist

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Human Anatomy Education
  • Spatial Aptitude
  • Topics related to the enhancement of teaching and learning at the graduate level

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