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Sara Arena, PT, DScPT

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Title: Director, Professor - Physical Therapy
Office: 3170 Human Health Building
Phone: 248-364-8682
Fax: 248-364-8660
E-mail: [email protected]


Educational Background: 
Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT), Certificate in Teaching and Learning; Oakland University
MS - Exercise Science; Oakland University
BS - Physical Therapy; Grand Valley State University 

Teaching Interests: 
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Examination and Interventions
Blood Pressure
Health Promotion and Wellness
Service Learning 

Dr. Arena is the Director of Physical Therapy at Oakland University and a Professor. Her research focus aims to advance practice models of 1) cardiovascular examination specific to blood pressure methodology and its significance in physical therapy practice, 2) cardiovascular and pulmonary interventions in the practice of physical therapy on the health and wellness of both community dwelling and home-bound individuals, and 3) cardiopulmonary and health promotion and wellness practices specifically related to lifestyle and fitness levels that impact primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

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Professional Affiliations: 
American Physical Therapy Association
Member of the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, the Academy of Home Care Physical Therapy and the Michigan Chapter

Henry Ford Health System
HOP-UP-PT Foundation

Personal Interests: 
Spending time with family, camping, hiking, Scout - BSA merit badge counselor

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
[email protected]