Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Pediatric Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession, 2009
  • DPT, Emphasis in Pediatrics, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2007
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Colorado Health Science Center-Denver, 1986


Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certification

  • APTA Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Pediatric and Education Section Member
  • Colorado Chapter of APTA, Pediatric Special Interest Group Leadership Committee and Academic Sub committee


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Leadership Development
  • Intercultural Development

Recent Publications

Eigsti, HE., Christenson, M., Footer, CB., Haight, RC., McCurdy, J., Leeds, M. The Process of Assessing the Impact of Inter-professional Global Service Immersion Experiences in Higher Education. JHEOE. Submitted December, 2015

Nelson-Wong, E., Eigsti, H., Hammerich, A., & Ellison, N. (2013). Influence of presentation handout completeness on student learning in a physical therapy curriculum. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13(3), 33-47.

Recent Presentations

Eigsti, H., Davis, AM. Using LPI Profiles to Inform Curricular Development & Track Outcomes in Graduate Healthcare Education. Leadership Forum. Nashville, Tennessee. June 15, 2016.

Eigsti, H.  Using DPT Student Intercultural Development Inventory Profiles to Inform Curricular Activities and Track Student Outcomes, Educational Leadership Conference, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Baltimore, MD. Platform presentation. October 2-4, 2015.

Davis, A.M., Eigsti, H.J. The Leadership Profile of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students, The Education Leadership Conference, Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  Baltimore, MD. Poster presentation. October 2-5, 2015.

Footer, C., Eigsti, H., Christenson, M., Schumacher, M., Haight, R., McCurdy J.  Lee J. “Return on investment of international immersion programs: Stakeholder perspectives.”  World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore.   Dual poster presentation.  June, 2015.

Footer, C, Eigsti, H, Christensen, M, Schumacher, M, Haight, R, McCurdy, J, Lee, J. Return on Investment of international Immersion Programs: stakeholder Perspectives. WCPT, World Congress for Physical Therapy. Singapore. May 2014.

Eigsti, H. J., Rapport, M.  Use Your Clinical Reasoning to Embed Interventions within Natural Environments. APTA Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 2011.

Awards & Recognition

  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society 2014

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Institutional Review Board Member
  • American Physical Therapy Academy of Pediatrics Journal, Journal Reviewer