Ashley Knuth, Carroll University faculty

Dr. Ashley Knuth

Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy - Pediatrics 262.951.3096 Center for Graduate Studies 106


Physical Therapy (DPT)


Dr. Knuth is a proud alumna and happy to have the opportunity to return to Carroll University teaching her passion of Pediatric and Neurological Physical Therapy. She resides in Brookfield with her husband and two children, Emma and Miles.


  • Carroll University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2008
  • Carroll University, B.S. Biology major, Psychology minor, 2006

Areas of Specialization

Pediatric Physical Therapy of all ages and diagnosis, Adult Neurological disorders with emphasis in Parkinson and Stroke rehab

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Current area of interest: Pediatric Experiential Learning opportunities in the Physical Therapy program

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • University iTAASC committee
  • Member of multiple Search Committees in the College of Health Science and Physical Therapy Programmatic committees
  • Service to students of Bruce Guadalupe Community Schools for Physical Therapy services
  • Senior therapist Aurora Medical Center-Summit serving Outpatient, NICU & Well-Baby Nursery

Community Service

  • Board Member: Team Up! For Families
  • Volunteer for Katy’s Kloset-Team Up! for families
  • PAC Board Member: Variety-A Children’s Charity

What is your teaching style?

I enjoy engaging in small group conversation with students. It helps me to really get to know the students more individually and to get insights into their thoughts regarding current classroom topics. I believe students all have the knowledge, so I try to help them realize they can speak up and be confident! 

Why do you do what you do?

I want the students I teach to have the passion for the population of individuals physical therapist work with and to take ownership in their work. 

How do you make learning engaging?

I try different technology such as Kahoot quizzes and Poll Everywhere to help even those who are quiet to have a voice. Using some of these tools is just plain fun, builds comradery and helps me to ease anxiety and stress in the classroom.

What should students know about you?

I have an easy going personality, but still have expectations that I want students to grow and learn in the classroom on their journey to becoming a physical therapist. Also, I know and can relate to those moments of struggle as I went through the same program.
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