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Toni Monat, DPT

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Catherine Byrne Hall 117C
MS 1712 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, 2012, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2014, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy revolves around the principles of providing student-focused education, fostering critical thinking skills, and developing lifelong learners. By creating a positive, supportive environment in the classroom, I enable the students to be successful in the classroom and beyond. My ultimate goal is for the students-turned-clinicians to understand that the classroom is not the means to a terminal degree but rather a launch pad for endless growth and development.

You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones. - St. Augustine

Toni Monat


Toni joined Clarke University’s Physical Therapy Department faculty in 2019. Prior to teaching at Clarke, she was a full-time clinician practicing in a mixture of outpatient, inpatient, and acute care settings throughout her career. She has a special interest in the treatment of individuals who have neurologic diagnoses, especially brain injury. She will continue to provide patient care locally. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and a certified brain injury specialist. She is a member of the Neurology section of the American Physical Therapy Association.