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About Mercy College

Tracy Porter

ACCE PTA Program/Assistant Professor

Courses Regularly Taught

  • PTA 135 - Essential Skills in Physical Therapy I
  • PTA 160 - Physical Therapy Modalities
  • PTA 201 and 202 - Physical Therapy Interventions for Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, and Cardiopulmonary Conditions
  • PTA 103, 163, 232, 234
  • PTA Clinical courses
  • BIO 302 - Pathophysiology 

Year Started at Mercy College 2010

Education

  • DPT, Washington University (2012)
  • M.S. Physical Therapy, Des Moines University (1997)
  • BS, Biology, University of Northern Iowa (1995)

Advice to Students
Take full advantage of learning opportunities

Clinical/Field Experience

  • 15 years in clinical practice and management as a physical therapist working with diverse patient populations.

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Clinical Education
  • Women's Health

Community Service Involvement

  • Cub Scout leader
  • Youth sport coaching
  • International Bible study leader


Quick Links

Tracy Porter, DPT
ACCE PTA Program/Assistant Professor
tporter@mercydesmoines.org
(515) 643-6773


Office Location

Building 1, Room 152

Office Hours
Office Hours by appointment

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239