Jennifer Hastings

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Professor, Physical Therapy

BA, University of California-Berkeley, 1981
MSPT, Boston University, 1985
PhD, University of Washington, 2006
Board Certified Neurologic Specialist, 2000, 2009
Puget Sound Faculty member, 1998-2003
Director of Clinical Education, 2007-2010
Program Director, 2010-2016 


Dr. Hastings began teaching in 1995 and has maintained clinical practice since earning her PT license working throughout the spectrum of neurologic care (ICU through outpatient and home health). Dr. Hastings shares responsibility for instruction in adult neurologic rehabilitation with Dr. Roberts and also teaches professional issues and adult systemic pathology courses. She is expert in spinal cord injury management, seating and wheelchair prescription, and orthopedic complications of neurologic disease.  Dr. Hastings practiced twenty years within the VA healthcare system. Dr. Hastings actively researches physical therapy interventions for neurologic clients and has published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, and The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.