The School of Physical Therapy at Regis University is pleased to announce new Faculty and Staff.

We are happy to announce the addition of our new faculty member, Kristen Jagger, Professor, in the School of Physical Therapy. Kristen earned her PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Florida and her MS in Physical Therapy from North Georgia College & State University. Previously she was a Professor of Physical Therapy at Radford University in Roanoke,VA.

Kristen has over 15 years of teaching, service and scholarship experience and she strives to attain high levels of student engagement in her classroom. She has varied research interests in the area of orthopedics, including many presentations and publications. She and her wife Kristin are happy to be here experiencing the outdoor recreational life of Colorado that they used to come to visit and now can enjoy full time.

Welcome Kristen and Kristin!


In August 2018 the school of Physical Therapy added two new faculty and one staff position.

Dr. Stacy Carmel, PT, DPT ( left) received her BS in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1997 and her DPT from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010. She has been an affiliate faculty member in our school since 2017 working as a part of our clinical education team. She will continue in this role along with additional teaching, research and advising responsibilities. She is presenting working toward her EdD at the University of St. Augustine. Welcome Stacy to a full time ranked position which she will begin in January 2019.

Erin Choice  (right) joins the SOPT as an instructor in our Health and Exercise Science (HES) department. She has her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida Atlantic University and is presently working toward her PhD at Concordia University. She has been apart time faculty in HES and the Regis University strength and Conditioning coach since 2016 and now will be a full time faculty member in the SOPT. Welcome Erin! 

Michelle Patinella joins our school as an administrative assistant who will have responsibility as our DPT and HES lab oversight, social media coordinator, clinical education team support, OTD program support and special events support such as Move Forward. 

Michelle is the first face you will see as you enter the School of Physical Therapy through our new Regis blue entry wall and signage.

Heidi Eigsti named new Director of Graduate Studies and Assessment

Dr. Heidi Eigsti, PT, DPT, PhD, Associate Professor is the new School of Physical Therapy Director of Graduate Studies and Assessment, a newly created position beginning September 1, 2018. Dr. Eigsti who has been a founding faculty member in the SOPT since 1995 when she began as an affiliate faculty, eventually moving into a ranked faculty position in 2000. Heidi received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1986. Heidi completed her PhD in Pediatric Science in 2009 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is Board certified as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.