Univ of Southern California
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Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

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


Associate Dean and Chair: James Gordon, Ed.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A.

Associate Chair: Cheryl Resnik, D.P.T.

Professors: James Gordon, Ed.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A.; Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Ph.D.; Carolee J. Winstein, Ph.D., P.T., FAPTA

Professors (Clinical Scholars): Linda Fetters, Ph.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A.

Associate Professors: Lucinda L. Baker, Ph.D., P.T.; Nina S. Bradley, Ph.D., P.T.; Sandra Howell, Ph.D., P.T.; Christopher Powers, Ph.D., P.T.; George J. Salem, Ph.D.; Nicolas Schweighofer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor: Jason Kutch, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Beth Fisher, Ph.D., P.T.; Kornelia Kulig, Ph.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A.; Robert F. Landel, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Cheryl Resnik, D.P.T.; Katherine Sullivan, Ph.D., P.T., F.A.H.A.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Jesus Dominguez, Ph.D., P.T.; Rose Hamm, D.P.T., C.W.S.; Yogi Matharu, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Michael O’Donnell, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Marisa Perdomo, D.P.T.; Todd Schroeder, Ph.D.; Susan Sigward, Ph.D., P.T.; Michael Simpson, M.S., P.T.; Julie Tilson, D.P.T., M.S., N.C.S.; Kimiko Yamada Heng, D.P.T., A.T.C., C.S.C.S.

Assistant Professor of Research Physical Therapy: Steven Cen, Ph.D.

Instructors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Erin Chapman, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Aimee Diaz, P.T., S.C.S., A.T.C.; Jacquelyn Dylla, D.P.T.; Lori Ginoza, D.P.T., N.C.S.; Yasuyuki Kasayama, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Daniel Kirages, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Jeffrey Rodrigues, D.P.T., CCS; Jonathan Sum, D.P.T., C.S.C.S.

Adjunct Associate Professors: Stephen Reischl, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Rizkalla Zakhary, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Kyle F. Baldwin, D.P.T.; Julia Burlette Itamura, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Lily Cabellon, M.D.; Sharon DeMuth, D.P.T.; Daniel Farwell, D.P.T.; Sean Flanagan, Ph.D., A.T.C., C.S.C.S.; Larry Ho, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Sally Ho, D.P.T.; Robbin Howard, D.P.T., N.C.S.; Ndidiamaka Matthews, D.P.T., N.C.S.; John Meyer, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Elizabeth Poppert, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Elizabeth Souza, D.P.T., C.H.T.; Gary Souza, D.P.T., O.C.S.

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Ginelle Amormino, D.P.T.; Mike Andersen, D.P.T.; Jason Cozby, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Kristin DeMars, P.T., M.P.T., N.C.S.; Courtney Few, D.P.T., O.C.S.; John Jankoski, M.P.T., N.C.S., O.C.S.; Becky Kern, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Susan Layfield, D.P.T.; Covey Lazoras, D.P.T., N.C.S.; Bernard Li, D.P.T, O.C.S.; Mils Limcay, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Claire McLean, D.P.T.; Lisa Meyer, D.P.T.; Lisa Nocetti-DeWit, D.P.T., A.T.C.; Jennifer Penn, D.P.T.; Elizabeth Ruckert, P.T., D.P.T.; Cassandra Sanders-Holly, D.P.T., P.C.S.; Claire Smith, D.P.T., O.C.S.; Katie Weimer, D.P.T.

Emeritus Professors: Helen J. Hislop, Ph.D., Sc.D., FAPTA; Jacquelin Perry, M.D. (Orthopedics)

Emeritus Associate Professor: Lenore M. Krusell, M.A., P.T.


The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy offers curricula leading to the master’s degree and three doctoral degrees. The entry-level professional program is for graduate students in majors other than physical therapy and leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. For physical therapy clinicians who wish to earn the D.P.T. degree there is an advanced standing program; credits from the M.S. in physical therapy or the M.P.T. may become the basis for advanced standing. 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.