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 HJ, Davis AM, Noteboom JT. Learners Becoming Leaders: Creating the Next Generation of Global Leaders. Educational Session American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Podium presentation. February 14-17, 2017. 

Eigsti, H, Foster,B, Hughes T, Jansa P, Jones H, McCulloch A, Ohmes, A, Quijano C, Christenson, ME.  Identifying the Impact Factor of Intercultural Curricular Content and Experiences through the Eyes of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Student. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Meeting. San Antonio, TX.  Poster presentation.  February 14-17, 2017.

Davis, AM, Darragh N, Heck K, Houk C, McFarland R, Medlock A, Meloon M, Whiting M, Noteboom JT, Eigsti HJ. The Relationship Between DISC Personality Styles and Leadership Behaviors in DPT Students. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Platform presentation. February 14-17, 2017. 

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.

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

Service to University and College

  • Co-Presented a 2-day workshop: Building Sustainable Global Health Experiences: A Workshop to Develop Strategies for Success, Regis University, July 15-16, 2016