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Jennifer Roos, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor

Educational Background

DPT Physical Therapy, UC San Francisco and California State University, Fresno 2013
MPT Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno 2000
BS Exercise Science with option: Exercise Physiology, California State University, Fresno 1997




Roos J. Combination aquatic and land physical therapy program improved function and reduced spasticity after acute illness and exacerbation of multiple sclerosis: A case report Phys Med Rehabil. Res. 2016; 1(4): 65-70.

Terrill J, Roos J, Zarrinkhameh L. Acute Rehabilitation of a 27 y.o. male with Failure to Thrive: A Case Report. Accepted with required peer revisions Jan. 26, 2018; Submitted June 12, 2018; awaiting publication. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (JACPT).

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Roos J, Miller M, Singh B. 48-Year old male receives immediate physical therapy examination s/p rotating platform TKA in the acute-care setting. CSM; National Conference. San Antonio, TX. February 2017.

Roos J, Hickey C, Zarrinkhameh L, Trueblood P. Leadership and Collaboration through peer-mentoring in Physical Therapy Education. UNM; National Mentoring Conference. New Mexico, October 2016.

Hickey C, Roos J, Zarrinkhameh L, Trueblood P, Attygalle S, Carranza

M, Vo H. The Development of Early Professional Identity, Using multiple long-term mentoring strategies, to meet a program specific model. CPTA Annual State Conference. Santa Clara, CA October 2016.

Williams C, Roos J. Complex regional pain syndrome physical therapy diagnosis: A case report. CPTA Annual State Conference. Santa Clara, CA. October 2016.

Miller M, Roos J. Early Physical Therapy Intervention in the acute setting s/p TKA. CPTA Annual State Conference. Santa Clara, CA. October 2016.

Carranza M, Roos J. Is Physical Therapy effective for a middle-aged female 4-years post hemorrhagic stroke? A case report. CPTA Annual State Conference. Santa Clara, CA. October 2016.

Membership in Scientific/Professional Organizations

APTA Member 1997 - present

  • APTA Section Member: (Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, Education, Geriatrics, Women’s Health, Acute-Care, Aquatics, Home Health)

APTA Aquatics Section: Education Committee Member, (2016-present)

APTA Special Interest Group: Education Section; Academic Faculty SIG, 2016-present

APTA Special Interest Group: Geriatrics section; Health Promotion & Wellness SIG, 2015-present

San Joaquin Valley District CPTA – member

  • San Joaquin Valley District CPTA – Chief PT Representative, (2018-2020)
  • San Joaquin Valley District CPTA – PT Representative, 2016 - 2018
  • San Joaquin Valley District CPTA – PT Representative, 2014 - 2016

SAFE Central Valley Coalition (senior awareness & fall education)

  • Vice-Chair (2018 - present)
  • Committee member at large (2014 - 2018)

Endometriosis Association member 2015 – present

California State University, Fresno Alumni Association, Physical Therapy Division, 2000 - present

Courses Taught (entry-level DPT)

  • PHTH 598 Doctoral Project (Chair 3 students)
  • PHTH 595 Case-Based Learning
  • PHTH 594 Professional Colloquium II
  • PHTH 536   Physical Therapy Management of Body Systems
  • PHTH 565s Service-Learning Community Wellness
  • PHTH 596 Case Reports
  • Graduate Coordinator, Dept. of Physical Therapy


Dr. Roos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State).  She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU/Fresno State) in 2013.  She received her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2000 and her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Physiology in 1997 from Fresno State. Dr. Roos is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and received this advanced clinical recognition in 2016. Additionally, she received a Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (CAPTCC) in 2018.

Dr. Roos has actively supported the Fresno State Department of Physical Therapy as a clinical instructor and guest lecturer. She was hired as a part-time faculty member in 2012 and advised students during clinical rotation experiences as well. In fall 2015, Dr. Roos transitioned from the clinic to the classroom and is currently a full-time tenure track faculty member. She has been a clinician for eighteen years and has worked in outpatient rehabilitation settings as a clinician and supervisor. She has worked with various patient populations including orthopedic conditions, neurologic conditions, chronic pain, women’s health, pregnancy, and specialized in aquatics. In addition to patient care, Dr. Roos worked as a Clinical Liaison for an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Dr. Roos is actively engaged in the San Joaquin Valley District Board of the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) and is currently the Chief Representative and has been a member since 2000. She has attended the Annual Assembly of Representatives as a district representative since 2014. She is an active member of the Education Committee for the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy section of the APTA. She is on the Executive Committee as Vice-Chair for the San Joaquin Central Valley Fall Prevention Coalition (SAFE and has been a member since 2013.

Dr. Roos collaborates with faculty across the College of Health and Human Services, Physical Therapy Department faculty, and community partners on research projects and community service activities. She has presented her work at the national, state, and local level. She supports several student doctoral projects annually and supports students in pursuing dissemination of evidence-based research projects at state and local conferences as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals.  She is actively participating in multiple research projects: lower-limb amputation and effects on lower limb strength and gait mechanics, peer-mentoring for graduate students enrolled in the DPT program, and health cohort projects related to physical activity guidelines.  Her teaching emphasis is across the curriculum in body systems, women’s health, aquatics, service-learning and community engagement, professional colloquium, and case reports.

Dr. Roos is married and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dogs. She loves spending time at the beach or the lake, loves music and attending concerts, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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