Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education
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 Assistant Director of Clinical Education and co-directs the six Clinical Education courses. She also serves as course director for: PTE 653 Patient Management Neurological II; PTE 771 Physical Therapy Management & Administration; and, PTE 667 Health Care Systems. Additionally, she contributes to: PTE 773 Patient Management Advanced Differential Diagnosis.
Dr. Cahoj recently had a manuscript 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.