PT Research

The mission for research and scholarship in the Division of PT Education is to promote innovations in professional education, health, and participation in society across the lifespan by optimizing movement, teamwork and community engagement.

Our research focuses on 4 key areas:

Our faculty work within interdisciplinary research teams to lead scientific projects that promote a healthy physical therapy workforce and develop clinically translational evidence to improve the health of the patients we serve.

We measure and develop knowledge in human movement within the collaborative space of the Clinical Movement Analysis (CMOVA) Lab. We train graduate students, physical therapy students and other professional students for careers in evidence-based physical therapy and movement research. Our research is supported by millions of dollars from federal, foundation, and university funding.