Andrea R. Branas

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
1301 Cecil B Moore Ave


Andrea Branas PT, DPT, MSE is an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She also serves as the assistant director of clinical education for the doctor of physical therapy program. Dr. Branas received her physical therapy education from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Arcadia University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College and Masters in Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Branas’ area of clinical practice includes pediatric and adult pelvic floor disorders, lymphedema and oncology rehabilitation. She has worked to establish best practice in the rehabilitation of children with anorectal anomalies including those with forms of Bladder Exstrophy. For over 20 years, Dr. Branas has been mentoring physical therapy students as they acquire skills in specialty areas such as pediatrics, women’s health and oncology rehabilitation.


  • DPT (transitional), Arcadia University
  • MPT, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • MSE, Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Mathematics, Franklin and Marshall College

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




PHTH 8103

Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills I


PHTH 8111

Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills II


PHTH 8116

Motor Control and Learning


PHTH 8118

Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills III


PHTH 8121

Clinical Electrophysiology and Biophysical Agents


PHTH 8146

Clinical Management of Pediatrics


PHTH 8155

Elective - Pediatrics


PHTH 8160

Special Topics - Integrated Learning Experience


PHTH 9185

Clinical Experience 1


PHTH 9285

Clinical Experience 2


PHTH 9385

Clinical Experience 3


Selected Publications

  • Lynch, S.M., Stricker, C.T., Brown, J.C., Berardi, J.M., Vaughn, D., Domchek, S., Filseth, S., Branas, A., Weiss-Trainor, E., Schmitz, K.H., & Sarwer, D.B. (2017). Evaluation of a web-based weight loss intervention in overweight cancer survivors aged 50 years and younger. Obes Sci Pract, 3(1), pp. 83-94. United States. doi: 10.1002/osp4.98

  • Beidas, R.S., Paciotti, B., Barg, F., Branas, A.R., Brown, J.C., Glanz, K., DeMichele, A., DiGiovanni, L., Salvatore, D., & Schmitz, K.H. (2014). A hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of an evidence-based exercise intervention for breast cancer survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr, 2014(50), pp. 338-345. United States. doi: 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgu033