Carol Brophy

Title/s:  Adjunct Instructor

Specialty Area: Health Law



Carol Krueger-Brophy has enjoyed careers in both physical therapy and health law. Prior to attending law school, Carol worked as a physical therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Detroit. During law school at the University of Michigan, Carol was involved with the Committee on Ethics and Humanism in Medicine and co- founder of the Health Law Society. She also served as the Research and Development Editor of the Journal of Law Reform. Upon graduation, she completed an internship in the Health Legislation Unit at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.  Carol then practiced in the health law group at Vedder, Price, Kaufman and Kammholz with an emphasis on trade and professional associations, corporate compliance and regulatory matters, and not for profit representation.

Carol co-authored a textbook entitled Legal and Ethical Issues in Physical Therapy.  She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Belmont University in the Department of Physical Therapy where she is responsible for teaching Health care ethics to graduate physical therapy students.  She also teaches courses in Ethics and Jurisprudence to practicing physical therapists.  She has served on a hospital Ethics committee and state ethics committees of physical therapy professional associations in Tennessee and Indiana.  Her current academic interests are focused on the use of a Human Computer Simulation Laboratory for assessing student performance on medical ethics scenarios.

Carol has also maintained a clinical practice in physical therapy.  She treats patients with neurological, vestibular and balance disorders.  She is interested in fostering wellness behaviors in geriatric clients and individuals with chronic neurological diagnoses such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.


BS in Physical Therapy, Magna cum laude, Oakland University
JD, University of Michigan Law School

Program Areas

MJ Thesis Project