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Position: Asst Professor, PTH
Department: Physical Therapy
Phone: (218) 723-6174
E-Mail: JKilloug@css.edu
Website: View

Dr. Killough’s teaching areas in the entry level program include Cardiopulmonary Evaluation and Management, Physiological Response to Injury and Exercise, Systems Screening and Management I, Patient Client Management I and II, Multiple Systems, Geriatric Evaluation and Management. In the tDPT her teaching areas are Diagnostic Imaging and Differential Systems Screening.

Research interests: Fall prevention in the geriatric population, cardiopulmonary implications of physical therapy interventions for neurological impairment, Manual Therapy as an adjunct for Physical Therapy in Urinary Incontinence, and Ergonomics and Bariatric Geriatrics.
Dr. Killough earned a B.A. in Biology from Carleton College, Northfield MN in 1976, a M.S. in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA in 1981, and an M.A. in Physical Therapy from The College of St. Scholastica in 1993. She earned a D.P.T. from Simmons College in 2006. She was certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in 2003, receritfied in 2013,  and as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults in 2011.
Position: Admin Asst II, PTH
Department: Physical Therapy
Phone: (218) 723-6786
E-Mail: KKing@css.edu

Kathy has been with the Physical Therapy program since 2005. She earned her AAS in Health Information in 2000 along with her Registered Health Information Technician certification. Kathy has a wide range of record management in various fields including Child Protection, Dialysis, OP Clinic, and Long Term Care. She currently works as the Administrative Assistant for the department ensuring that faculty and students have the support they need to achieve program goals and outcomes.

Position: Assoc Professor, PTH
Department: Physical Therapy
Phone: 733-2216
E-Mail: Jogston@css.edu

Position:  Professor, Director, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program 


BA Exercise Science Exercise Physiology University of MN Duluth (1993)

MPT Mayo School of Health Related Sciences (1996) 

PhD University of MN Rehabilitation Sciences (2004)

Teaching: Biomechanics, Therapeutic Exercise, Musculoskeletal, Evidence Based Practice

Research: Dr. Ogston's doctoral work was in the area of shoulder biomechanics, but has recently been investigating various realms of running research in the sensorimotor lab leading various student groups along with her own projects.  She is also interested in qualitative outcomes in teaching pedagogy.  

Clinical Experience:  Sports Medicine/Orthopedics and Pediatrics.  

Professional involvement:  Inducted into the Academy of Advanced Item Writers FSBPT (Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA),, MNAPTA Research Committee, Journal of Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy reviewer

Volunteer/Community work as a PT:  Courage Duluth, Hermantown Community Church, Grandmas Marathon, Inline Skate Marathon and Duluth-Superior Alpine Club, Hermantown Area Futbol Club, Hermantown Pike Lake Area Community Organization, Hermantown Youth Soccer Association


Position: Online Student Advisor
Department: Transitional Doctor of PT
Phone: (218) 625-4821
E-Mail: rsaamanen@css.edu

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