Heather Bushnell, PT, DPT, MPT
Instructor, PT Programs
St. Augustine, FL
College of Rehabilitative Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Master of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Colorado
Simulation in Education
Dr. Heather Bushnell earned her Master of Physical Therapy and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) St. Augustine, FL campus.
Dr. Bushnell has more than 10 years of clinical practice in acute care and seven years in a hospital-based education position. Before joining USAHS, she served as the Coordinator of Patient Education in 2010 for Flagler Hospital. She has experience with teaching pre-surgery classes with joint replacement patients and coordinating education for patients with diagnoses of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease. She served as the Site Coordinator for Flagler Hospital’s American Heart Association, where she taught Basic Life Support to healthcare providers.
Dr. Bushnell has more than five years of teaching experience as contributing faculty with the DPT program at the St. Augustine, FL campus. She transitioned to core faculty in 2022 and has taught responsibilities in Geriatrics, Gross Anatomy and Patient/Client Care Management.