Sara Arena, PT, DScPT


Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Office: 3152 Human Health Building
Phone: 248-364-8682

Educational Background:

Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT), Certificate in Teaching and Learning; Oakland University
MS - Exercise Science; Oakland University
BS - Physical Therapy; Grand Valley State University

Teaching Interests: Blood Pressure; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Evaluation and Interventions; Health Promotion and Wellness; Service Learning


Dr. Arena is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Oakland University. Her research focus aims to advance practice models of 1) cardiovascular examination specific to blood pressure methodology and its significance in physical therapy practice, 2) cardiovascular and pulmonary interventions in the practice of physical therapy on the health and wellness of both community dwelling and home-bound individuals, and 3) cardiopulmonary and health promotion and wellness practices specifically related to lifestyle and fitness levels that impact primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

Publications: Please click here for a list of publications. Curriculum Vitae Feb 2018.

Professional Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association- Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section and Home Health Section, Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Henry Ford Health System

Personal Interests and Activities: Spending time with family, camping, hiking, Boy Scouts of America merit badge counselor, church youth group leader