Alissa Thompson

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

Office Location

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

Year started at Mercy College: 2019


  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of Iowa (2004)

  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Mercy College of Health Sciences (2011)


  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association

  • Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute

  • Kinesio Taping Association

Clinical Field Experience

  • PTA at MercyOne Des Moines Riverside Rehabilitation for 8 years.
  • I worked in both the aquatic and clinic settings helping patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions.


  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor - Level 2
  • Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute Certified
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner

Advice to Students/Favorite Quote:

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

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