Dr. Emde has served as the Director of Clinical Education at AHU’s DPT Program since August 2014. He completed his PT degree from Andrews University in 1996, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in 2016. Dr. Emde worked as a physical therapist for two years at Florida Hospital, prior to moving to Maine. In Maine, he worked as a physical therapist, Director of Rehabilitation, and Director of Outpatient Services for a local medical system, before making the decision to move back to Florida to assist with the development and ongoing activities of this Program. During his career, he has always had a passion for clinical education, serving as a clinical instructor and Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at multiple health care institutions. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has completed both the American Physical Therapy Association’s Basic and Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Programs. His area of clinical interest revolves around the care of orthopedic patients and his research interests include curriculum development for clinical faculty, factors impacting the decision of which Doctor of Physical Therapy program a prospective student will attend, and the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing student success in clinical education.