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Department of Physical Therapy

Jennifer Roos, PT, DPT

Dr. Jennifer Roos

Assistant Professor

Office Location:
PTIA 116

(559) 278-4063
Fax: (559) 278-3635

Educational Background

Education University
DPT Physical Therapy, UC San Francisco and California State University, Fresno 2013
MPT Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno 2000
BS Exercise Science with option: Exercise Physiology, California State University, Fresno 1997



Roos J. Combination aquatic and land physical therapy program improved function and reduced spasticity after acute illness and exacerbation of multiple sclerosis: A case report Phys Med Rehabil. Res. 2016; 1(4): 65-70.

Terrill J, Roos J, Zarrinkhameh L. Acute Rehabilitation of a 27 y.o. male with Failure to Thrive: A Case Report. Accepted with required peer revisions Jan. 26, 2018; Submitted June 12, 2018; awaiting publication. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (JACPT).

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Roos J, Miller M, Singh B. 48-Year old male receives immediate physical therapy examination s/p rotating platform TKA in the acute-care setting. CSM; National Conference. San Antonio, TX. February 2017.

Roos J, Hickey C, Zarrinkhameh L, Trueblood P. Leadership and Collaboration through peer-mentoring in Physical Therapy Education. UNM; National Mentoring Conference. New Mexico, October 2016.

Hickey C, Roos J, Zarrinkhameh L, Trueblood P, Attygalle S, Carranza

M, Vo H. The Development of Early Professional Identity, Using multiple long-term mentoring strategies, to meet a program specific model. CPTA Annual State Conference. Santa Clara, CA October 2016.

Williams C, Roos J. Complex regional pain syndrome physical therapy diagnosis: A case report. CPTA Annual State Conference. Santa Clara, CA. October 2016.

Miller M, Roos J. Early Physical Therapy Intervention in the acute setting s/p TKA. CPTA Annual State Conference. Santa Clara, CA. October 2016.

Carranza M, Roos J. Is Physical Therapy effective for a middle-aged female 4-years post hemorrhagic stroke? A case report. CPTA Annual State Conference. Santa Clara, CA. October 2016.

APTA Member 1997 - present

  • APTA Section Member: (Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, Education, Geriatrics, Women’s Health, Acute-Care, Aquatics, Home Health)

APTA Aquatics Section: Education Committee Member, (2016-present)

APTA Special Interest Group: Education Section; Academic Faculty SIG, 2016-present

APTA Special Interest Group: Geriatrics section; Health Promotion & Wellness SIG, 2015-present

San Joaquin Valley District CPTA – member

  • San Joaquin Valley District CPTA – Chief PT Representative, (2018-2020)
  • San Joaquin Valley District CPTA – PT Representative, 2016 - 2018
  • San Joaquin Valley District CPTA – PT Representative, 2014 - 2016

SAFE Central Valley Coalition (senior awareness & fall education)

  • Vice-Chair (2018 - present)
  • Committee member at large (2014 - 2018)

Endometriosis Association member 2015 – present

California State University, Fresno Alumni Association, Physical Therapy Division, 2000 - present

  • PHTH 598 Doctoral Project (Chair 3 students)
  • PHTH 595 Case-Based Learning
  • PHTH 594 Professional Colloquium II
  • PHTH 536   Physical Therapy Management of Body Systems
  • PHTH 565s Service-Learning Community Wellness
  • PHTH 596 Case Reports
  • Graduate Coordinator, Dept. of Physical Therapy

Dr. Roos is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State).  Dr. Roos obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Fresno State (UCSF/SFSU/CSUF). Dr. Roos holds a Masters in Physical Therapy from Fresno State and a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology from Fresno State. In addition, she is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) and has received a Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (CAPTCC).

Dr. Roos joined the Fresno State Department of Physical Therapy as a part-time faculty member as an advisor for clinical experiences and as a guest lecturer. In 2015, Dr. Roos transitioned from the clinic to the classroom and is currently teaching full time in the Physical Therapy program. Dr. Roos has clinical experience across the continuum of care but has spent the majority of her time as a clinician in the rehabilitation setting.  Currently Dr. Roos teaches across second and third year curriculum and is also the graduate program coordinator. Her teaching emphasis is body systems, women’s health, aquatics, service-learning and community engagement, professional colloquium, and case reports.

Dr. Roos is actively engaged in the San Joaquin Valley District Board of the CA Physical Therapy Association (CPTA), is the Chief Representative, and has been a member since 2000. She is a member of the Education Committee for the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy section of the APTA. She is on the Executive Committee of the San Joaquin Central Valley Fall Prevention Coalition (SAFE as Vice-Chair and has been a supporting member for many years.

Dr. Roos collaborates with faculty and community partners on research projects and community service activities. She has presented her work at the national, state, and local level. She is actively participating in multiple research projects: lower-limb amputation, peer-mentoring for graduate students enrolled in the DPT program, and health cohort projects.  Dr. Roos is a licensed physical therapist supporting the Fresno State pro-bono Amputee Clinic which provides services to the underserved community. Dr. Roos is part of the University Health Cohort and Partnership for Healthier America which is an initiative to aid in health education for students, staff, and the surrounding community.

Dr. Roos and her spouse are Fresno State alumni and enjoy supporting alumni events and sports activities. She has a daughter who is a high school volleyball player and spends time traveling to support her activities.