Nov 21, 2018  
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 
    
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy


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DPT students, Jasmine Burton and Sarah Hiramatsu, facilitating standing and improving weight bearing tolerance for a patient during a service learning trip to Costa Rica. Photo taken by Allen Mour, PT, DPT.

 


Health Sciences Campus
Center for the Health Professions
1540 E. Alcazar Street, CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
(323) 442-2900
FAX: (323) 442-1515
pt.usc.edu

Faculty

Associate Dean and Chair: James Gordon, EdD, PT, FAPTA

Associate Chair: Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT, FNAP, FAPTA

Professors: James Gordon, EdD, PT, FAPTA; Christopher Powers, PhD, PT, FAPTA; Carolee J. Winstein, PhD, PT, FAPTA; Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD

Professors (Clinical Scholars): Linda Fetters, PhD, PT, FAPTA; Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Beth Fisher, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Rob F. Landel, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAPTA; Lori Michener, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Associate Professors: Lucinda L. Baker, PhD, PT; Nina S. Bradley, PhD, PT; George J. Salem, PhD; Nicolas Schweighofer, PhD

Assistant Professors: Jason Kutch, PhD; James Finley, PhD; Sook-Lei Liew, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Beth Fisher, PhD, PT; Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT, FNAP; E. Todd Schroeder, PhD; Susan Sigward, PhD, PT, ATC; Julie Tilson, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Assistant Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Jesus Dominguez, PhD, PT; Jacquelyn Dylla, PT, DPT, OCS; Rose Hamm, DPT, CWS; Robbin Howard, PT, DPT, NCS; Yogi Matharu, PT, DPT, OCS; Marisa Perdomo, PT, DPT; Amy Pomrantz, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC; Barbara Sargent, PhD, PT, PCS; Michael S. Simpson, PT, DPT, CCS; Jonathan Sum, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS; Kimiko Yamada, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Professors of Research: Christina Dieli-Conwright, PhD, CSCS, CET; Beth Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

Instructors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Elizabeth Acreman, PT, DPT; Geoffrey Cariker, PT, DPT, GCS; Jessica Curran, PT, DPT, OCS; Lauren Davis, PT, DPT; Aimee M. Diaz, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC; Ryan Frendewey, PT, DPT; Lori Ginoza, PT, DPT, NCS; Janelle Gilmer PT, DPT, GCS; Erin Hayden, PT, DPT, OCS; Lydia In, MPT; Nicole Irizarry, PT, DPT, CCS; Eileen V. Johnson, PT, DPT;  Yasuyuki Kasayama, DPT, MHA, OCS; Kenneth Kim, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Angela Kwan, MPT; Cherise Lathan, PT, DPT, NCS; Valerie Matthews, PT, DPT; Brian McNeill, PT, DPT; Jennifer Okuno, MPT; David Richards, PT, DPT, NCS; Terry Richardson, PT, DPT; Scott Russell, PT, DPT; Don Shimabukuro, MPT; Jennifer Tanaka, PT, DPT, NCS; Jeff Thompson, PT, DPT; Erica Sigman, DPT, OCS; Stephanie Woelfel-Dyess, PT, MPT, CWS, FACCWS; Noriko Yamaguchi, PT, DPT, CSCS, GCS; Maria Zibell, PT, DPT

Adjunct Associate Professors: Joseph Godges, DPT; Larry Ho, PT, DPT, OCS; Jing-Ching (Sally) Ho, PT, DPT, OCS; Ning Lan, PhD;

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Michael Andersen, PT, DPT, OCS; Kyle F. Baldwin, PT, DPT; Julia Burlette Itamura, PT, DPT, OCS; Jason Cozby, PT, DPT, OCS; Sean Flanagan, PhD, ATC, CSCS; Kathryn L. Havens, PhD; John Jankoski, MPT, NCS, OCS; Rebecca Lewthwaite, PhD; Ndidiamaka Matthews, PT, DPT, NCS; John Meyer, PT, DPT, OCS, FAFS; Elizabeth Poppert, PT, DPT, MS, OCS; Gary Souza, PT, DPT, OCS

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Ginelle Amormino, PT, DPT; Andrea Austin, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC; Melissa Brose, PT, DPT; Erin Caudill, PT, DPT, NCS; Manjiri Dahdaul, DPT; Oscar Gallardo, MS, PT; Julie A. Guthrie, PT, DPT, OCS; Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS; Mils Hillman, PT, DPT, OCS; Becky Kern, PT, DPT, OCS; Covey Lazouras, PT, DPT, NCS; Andrew Myler, PT, DPT, NCS; Lisa Meyer, PT, DPT, OCS; Jill Ordorica, PT, DPT, PCS; Pamela Ressler, PT, DPT, NCS; Joseph Robinson, PT, DPT;  Jo Armour Smith, PhD; Rachel Tabak Tran, PT; Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Jena Van Loo, MPT; Cynthia Wederich, PT, DPT; Jeremy Wong, PT, DPT, PCS; Jennifer Yue, PT, DPT, NCS

Programs

The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy offers multiple degrees, certificates and clinical residency programs allowing graduates the opportunity to choose educational programs that will expose them to cuttingedge research and scientific advancements, in turn creating innovators in the physical therapy profession. The largest degree program is the top-ranked three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Post-professional programs include the clinical residency programs in neurologic, orthopedic, pediatric and sports physical therapy. The division also offers a PhD in Biokinesiology, one of the nation's first PhD degrees in physical therapy education, as well as a PhD in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. The graduate curricula for the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees are open to all qualified students who are or are not physical therapists.

Programs

Master's Degree

Dual Degree

Doctoral Degree

Courses

Biokinesiology

Physical Therapy