Assistant Clinical Professor

Mareli Klopper, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Assistant Clinical Professor


BPhysT, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Evidence in Motion
Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DSc), Bellin College, WI
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists


Independence Campus

Room Location

Physical Therapy Department

Assistant Clinical Professor

It was after I received treatment for my own sports injuries that I became interested in musculoskeletal physical therapy. I have been interested in the human body and movement ever since. I teach musculoskeletal and manual therapy content, and content related to interventions and imaging. I love sharing clinical experiences with students and want to empower them to make a real impact in the lives of their patients.

I am fascinated by the intricate puzzle of the human body and the associated psychosocial contributions unique to every individual’s presentation. I hope to model to students the importance of considering the whole patient in their care.

Education if not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
-William Butler Yeats