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School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Sara Arena, PT, DScPT

Title: Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Office: 3152 Human Health Building
Phone: 248-364-8682
E-mail: arena@oakland.edu

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 

Research/Scholarship: 
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.

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

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