Margaret M. Herning | Webster University

Margaret M. Herning, PhD


Adjunct Assistant Professor in Gerontology
Webster Hall 320




PhD, Higher Education, Saint Louis University, 1994
MA, Counseling Education, Saint Louis University, 1978
BS, Physical Therapy, Saint Louis University, 1962 


Physical Changes in Aging
Community Screening of Older Adults
Fall Prevention
Exercise in Aging Including Frail, Independent Living, and Senior Athletes


For 35 years, Margaret Herning, PhD taught full-time at Saint Louis University in their Program of Physical Therapy. She developed and taught a course on Physical Development from Middle to Old Age and an online course on Understanding and Enhancing Wellness. She practiced clinically in treating older adults in acute, rehab, out-patient, and home care. Currently, she teaches in the online Physiology of Aging course at Webster University, conducts fitness classes for seniors in retirement homes, and collaborates in research on older adults with the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University.


Gonzalez C, Hayes A, Herning M, Musculoskeletal System. Geriatric Occupational Therapy: Supporting Meaningful Living Through Collaborative Practice.  Bareny KF & Perkinson MA eds. (To be published by Elsevier 2014.)

Malmstrom, T.K., Miller, D.K., Herning, M.M., & Morley, J.M. Low appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) with limited mobility and poor health outcomes in middle-aged African Americans. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 2013;4(3):179-86.