Peter Altenburger, PT, Ph.D., is an associate professor and chair of the Indiana University Department of Physical Therapy. Altenburger is also the director of professional education for the department and director of research for the Indiana Center for Advanced Neurorehabilitation (ICAN). Prior to beginning his appointment as faculty at the School of Health & Human Sciences, Altenburger was faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Altenburger has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami, Florida.
Altenburger’s educational contributions include the co-development of an Integrated Longitudinal Case Based Learning Model published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education and presented at the Combined Sections Meeting. He has also presented nationally on the development of civic-mindedness within student physical therapists using structured, high impact, community-based learning activities.