San Diego State University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program faculty members have diverse backgrounds and research expertise. The faculty contribute to the scientific foundation of physical therapy practice by conducting innovative studies that improve understanding of human movement, physical function, and disability across the lifespan. Program faculty also collaborate with other scientists, clinicians and organizations, including those within the SDSU School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, as well as regionally and nationally, to conduct interdisciplinary and translational research. Faculty research is supported by several core laboratories located on the SDSU campus.
External funding for faculty research comes from a variety of sources including the National Institutes of Health, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Department of Defense, and the Foundation for Physical Therapy. Our faculty regularly presents their research findings in scientific publications and at local and national conferences.