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Bonnie Forrester, DSc
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Physical Therapy, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
1/1999 - 1/2006 AHCJ 544: Functional Neuroanatomy (3 units)
Analysis and application of neuroanatomy to lesions of the human nervous system, and the clinical significance of such lesions.
1/1995 - 3/2010 PHTH 504: Pediatric Care (3 units)
Discussion and demonstration of physical therapy diagnosis, assessment and case management of clients with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and other developmental disabilities. Includes the presentation and demonstration of pediatric NDT, sensory integration, spasticity management, adaptive equipment options, as well as writing of realistic, measurable objectives. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours (3 sessions) weekly. Taught to MPT and DPT students.
9/1994 - 12/2009 AHCJ 443: Neuroanatomy I (4 units)
Basic anatomy and function of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems and related structures. Gross anatomy of the brain and spinal cord. Functional consideration of the cranial nerves, tracks, and nuclei of the major motor and sensory systems. Lecture and laboratory, with learning activities and specimens. This is a 4 unit course with 3 hours of lecture and 3 three hour labs weekly, taught to 65 - 80 MPT and DPT students.
6/1994 - Present AHCJ 412: Gross Anatomy: Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system with emphasis on spatial orientation, joint structure, skeletal muscle origins, insertions, actions, nerve and blood supply.  This is a cadaver based course.  (9 units)
1/1990 - 3/2010 AHCJ 444: Neuroanatomy II (2 Units)
Study of neuroanatomical systems, structures and pathways with application to lesions of the human nervous system. 2 hours of lecture/week
Interactive Teaching
5/2001 - Present Mentoring
Student mentoring occurred during trips to the Children''''s Hospital of Tijuana, October 2004 and May 2005. Students receive hands-on experience with children and young adults who have a developmental disability and learn how to fit adaptive equipment, such as custom fitted wheelchairs, walkers and bath chairs, and how to train the families to safely use the equipment.
Administrative Teaching Roles
1/2011 - 3/2011 Lifespan Studies: Developmental Disabilities
9/2010 - 12/2010 Neuroscience I: Neuroanatomy
1/2010 - Present Lifespan Studies Track Coordinator
9/2006 - Present School of Allied Health Professions Anatomy Coordinator
SAHP Anatomy coordinator. Duties include communication with the SM Anatomy Department regarding SAHP needs for their facilities and services. Also includes coordination of AHCJ 412, Gross Anatomy for MPT, DPT and MOT students which includes 104 students and hiring and mentoring 31 student teaching assistant in the lab.
7/2003 - 6/2006 Continuing Education (ConEd) Coordinator
Coordinator of Continuing Education for the Physical Therapy Department. This includes coordinating one Pediatric Con Ed course in March 2005 and coordinating the Con Ed courses for SAHP Alumni Weekend in April 2005
7/1996 - 12/2009 Human Life Sequence (HLS) Tract Coordinator
Coordination of the HLS Tract for the MPT, DPT and PMPT curriculum with includes two HLS courses, one Pediatric Care class and one Geriatric Class.