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


Expertise & Certifications

Clinical Certification

  • APTA Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Early Intervention Special Interest Group, Pediatric Section State Representative
  • Colorado Chapter of APTA, Pediatric Special Interest Group Leadership Committee and Academic Sub committee


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Physical Therapy Management of Children with neuromuscular dysfunction
  • Physical Therapy Education

Recent Publications

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.  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.

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Eigsti, H., Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC), Regis University, $295, 2010