Alissa Thompson

Alissa Thompson, PTA, BA
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
(515) 643-6773

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

Year Started at Mercy College: 2019

  • Department: Physical Therapist Assistant


  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of Iowa (2004)
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Mercy College of Health Sciences (2011)


  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor - Level I and II

Clinical History

  • Worked for 8 years at MercyOne Riverside Rehab treating patients in both the clinic and aquatic settings.
  • Had the privilege of working with patients with both orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Associate (APTA)

Favorite Quote

"Be brave enough to be bad at something new." -Jon Acuff

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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