Missouri State University

Patricia Cahoj, PT, MS, DPT, GCS

Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Clinical Education

Patricia CahojEducation

Dr. Cahoj holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. She received a Master of Science degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and a DPT post-professional degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She is also a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Research and Teaching

At Missouri State University, Dr. Cahoj serves as Interim Director of Clinical Education and directs the six Clinical Education courses.  She also serves as course director for: PTE 753 Patient Management Neurological II; PTE 871 Physical Therapy Management & Administration; and, PTE 767 Health Care Systems. Additionally, she contributes to: PTE 873 Patient Management Advanced Differential Diagnosis. 

Dr. Cahoj supervises student research activities and has published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, "Efficacy of percutaneous vertebral augmentation and use of physical therapy intervention following vertebral compression fractures in older adults: a systematic review." 

Clinical Experience and Service

Dr. Cahoj is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She currently practices in home health and long-term care settings.

Dr. Cahoj has taken a leadership role in the department in the area of integrating service learning into the curriculum through participation with a variety of Community Partners via Citizenship and Service-Learning (CASL) at Missouri State University.