Carrie Gillis

Carrie Gillis, PT, DPT

Director of Clinical Education

Physical Therapy
BHS 320
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Carrie Gillis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and has been the Director of Clinical Education since 2015. She received her BSc in Biology from Oklahoma City University in 1999, where she also played college basketball. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2007. Dr. Gillis has worked in the outpatient orthopedics and home health settings since 2007, and her clinical experience includes management of the injured athlete, geriatrics, chronic pain, Parkinson’s Disease, and stroke. Dr. Gillis manages and coordinates the clinical education program for UNLVPT.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Nevada, Las Vegas — 2007
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Oklahoma City University — 1999

Courses Taught

  • DPT 761 Supervised Clinical Education I
  • DPT 762 Supervised Clinical Education II
  • DPT 763 Supervised Clinical Education III
  • DPT 764 Supervised Clinical Education IV

Research Interests

Dr. Gillis’ current research interests focus on understanding the need for improved access to physical therapy in rural and underserved health populations in Nevada. She is currently exploring students’ perceptions of a rural or underserved requirement in a DPT curriculum. She also has an interest in exploring the impact exercise can have on injury prevention.