Kim Varnado, PT, DPT, DHSc is the founding Program Director for the College of Saint Mary Blended Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Omaha, NE. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University and clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Indiana University. Dr. Varnado completed orthopedic residency and manual orthopedic physical therapy fellowship training at Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles, CA. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Varnado is a graduate of the APTA Education Leadership Institute Fellowship Program. She earned her Doctor of Health Sciences degree with Education concentration from A.T. Still University. Dr. Varnado’s research interest includes investigating factors that influence physical therapy faculty job satisfaction, exploring blended learning models in DPT education, and upper quarter musculoskeletal assessment. Her primary teaching expertise includes clinical problem solving and musculoskeletal assessment and treatment. Dr. Varnado has been a physical therapist for 15 years and she is a private practice owner of Inquisicare, LLC.