Heidi Cheerman

Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Education for Bouvé College of Health Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty

Office: 301R Robinson Hall

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-373-3101

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Enrolled Doctor of Education, Northeastern University

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

Master of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Sacred Heart University

Certification: Neurologic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Specializations: Acute Care, Interprofessional Education, Neurology


Dr. Heidi Cheerman PT, DPT, MS, NCS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University and a licensed physical therapist for over 20 years. She also serves in the appointed Bouvé College of Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education (IPE) role. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in motor control, neurological rehabilitation and clinical integration in the acute care setting. She is currently enrolled in coursework for her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Curriculum Leadership and Learning from Northeastern University. Her scholarship focus is on neuroscience and IPE, specifically how to best prepare health profession students to enact their role in the reduction of health inequities as it relates to social justice through IPE. Dr. Cheerman is an American Board of Physical Therapist Specialists certified neurologic clinical specialist and is adjunct faculty for the Neurologic PT Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an active member of the APTA’s Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the APTA of Massachusetts. Her clinical experience is with the adult neurologic patient population in the acute hospital, acute inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings. Dr. Cheerman’s awards include the Department Innovation in Teaching Award (2023) at Northeastern University and the School of Clinical & Rehab Sciences Rising Star Award (2023) through Northeastern University.