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Hannah Bartels

Hannah Bartels Hannah Bartels Biology Sport and Exercise Science Assistant Professor Email: hannah.bartels@wlc.edu Phone: 414.443.8697

Hannah Bartels


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Health Sciences, Wisconsin Lutheran College


After practicing physical therapy full time and serving Wisconsin Lutheran College as an adjunct professor for one year, I received a divine call to join the faculty in 2022. I love sharing my passion for science and the liberal arts education in a Christian atmosphere, appreciating God’s creation daily as I practice physical therapy and teach. Other areas of interest include spending time with my fiancé, Jason, as well as traveling and enjoying sports, music, and art. 


  • BIO 202 - Introduction to Biology
  • BIO 225 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO 355 - Pathophysiology
  • BIO 365 - Muscle Physiology
  • SPE 310 - Motor and Learning Development
  • SPE 325 - Exercise Physiology
  • SPE 415 - Anatomical Kinesiology
  • SPE 425 - Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • SPE 490 - Sport and Exercise Science Internship


  • High intensity gait training post stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • The influence of neurologic stimuli during coma recovery
  • Best practice for treatment during progression of coma/TBI recovery
  • Measures of fall prediction and treatment/education for fall prevention
  • Improvement of neuroplasticity in ataxic movement



  • Wang, Y., Bartels, H.M., Nelson, L.D., (2020). A systematic review of ASL magnetic resonance perfusion imaging in mild TBI. Neuropsychology Review. doi:10.1007/s11065-020-09451-7


  • Bartels, H., (2023). Next Steps for Improving Recovery Post Neurotrauma; High Intensity Gait Training. Presented at the Neurotrauma Symposium, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
  • Nelson, L.D., Ristow, G.L., Nader, M.A., Bartels, H., Wild, A., Furger, R., DeRoon-Cassini, T.A., (2018). How should TBI symptoms be assessed? Comparing traditional self-report instruments to a novel structured interview. Presented at the Association for Psychological Sciences 2018 Conference, San Francisco, California


  • Praise band vocalist, St. Marcus Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
  • Hallwaves, Froedtert Hospital


  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine