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The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Jan 19, 2023

Join us as we explore ways to improve patient care, PT practice and elevate student learning through evidence-based teaching. 

Welcome to the Healthcare Education Transformation podcast, where today we'll be talking with Drs. Yvonne Colgrove, Ph.D., PT and Stephen D. Jernigan, Ph.D., PT, FNAP. They are focused on educational research and elevating the student learning experience. We discuss how they started the LEARN PT lab at the University of Kansas, the logistics for the LEARN PT lab, tips and tricks to implement an educational learn lab, and becoming a leader in education research across all health professions. 

Yvonne Colgrove, Ph.D., PT, has been active in a variety of scientific endeavors and is interested in improving function for individuals who suffer from chronic conditions, having worked with patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and chronic low back pain.

In 2004, Colgrove joined the faculty in the KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. In addition to serving as director of clinical education, she has taught courses in administration and ethics. She routinely addresses learning issues when physical therapy students are on full-time clinical rotations and manages hundreds of student clinical rotations over the course of a year.

Feel free to email Dr. Colgrove at

Stephen D. Jernigan, Ph.D., PT, FNAP, has a clinical background in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. He was appointed director of the University of Kansas physical therapy doctoral degree program in March 2017 and currently serves as a preceptor for physical therapy students in an interprofessional teaching clinic associated with the KU Department of Family Medicine.

In early 2018, Jernigan and faculty colleagues in the department established the Leveraging Education And Research iN Physical Therapy (LEARN PT) laboratory to promote excellence and collaboration to optimize physical therapy education.

Feel free to email Dr. Jernigan at

Visit the KU LEARN PT lab website for more information:

Dr F Scott Feil is a husband, a father, a physical therapist, a professor, and most recently an Amazon best-selling author. F Scott is also a business coach and mentor despite starting his journey as an English major before landing as a Physical Therapist. He is one of the creators and co-hosts of the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast which aims to break down the silos between healthcare professions in an attempt to find best practices in teaching and learning throughout healthcare academia. He also hosts the Professors of Profit Podcast where he interviews healthcare professionals about their side gigs and side hustles. His goal is to help at least 222 professors (one from every PT School at the time of publication of his book) and clinicians pay off their student loans quicker and/or more efficiently by using multiple revenue streams. If he helps some others with terminal degrees or other healthcare clinicians along the way, then it’s a bonus! He is also the owner of , FGI Consulting, and Epic Therapy and Wellness. His areas of interest are in the realms of Geriatrics, Service Based Learning, and Business.

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