Andrea Mraz Nelson
- Position: Lecturer
- Department: Health Sciences and Administration
- Office Location: Building 38, Room 118
- Campus: (850) 474-2432
Dr. Andrea Mraz Nelson, lecturer, teaches online courses in the Health Sciences and Administration department including Medical Terminology, Gerontology and Current Issues in the Health Sciences.
Nelson has been teaching at UWF since 2013, first as an adjunct instructor then, as of 2015, a full-time faculty member. She has worked as a physical therapist for 19 years and taps into her clinical background to share real-world learning experiences with her students. Her online Gerontology course received Quality Matters certification for meeting the standards of quality for online instruction. Nelson recently received the geriatric certified specialist designation from the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also a certified lymphedema therapist.
She continues to practice physical therapy at the Andrews Institute focusing on treating orthopedic injuries and lymphedema in patient populations of all ages.
Nelson received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Florida State University, master's in physical therapy from University of Alabama at Birmingham and doctorate in physical therapy from University of South Alabama.