Paul Higgins
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Paul Higgins

Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • DPT, Simmons College (with distinction) 
  • MPT, American International College
  • BS, Rhode Island College

860.768.4851
phiggins@hartford.edu
Dana 401B

Paul Higgins

Teaching Focus

Assistant Professor Paul Higgins, DPT, MPT, ATC, CSCS, educates students in Functional and Clinical Gross Anatomy, Orthopedic Pathology, Clinical Modalities, and Research. He also serves as a clinical instructor for the physical therapy program’s clinical integration series, as first-year DPT students learn hands-on, in the clinical setting, at University Physical Therapy, LLC. In the community, he is an integral part of a license requirement for occupational therapists in New Jersey, as he instructs a 30-hour licensure requirement for therapists using physical modalities.

Professional Interests

Higgins continues to treat patients in his co-owned outpatient physical therapy office, University Physical Therapy, LLC. His areas of interest clinically are sports-related injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation, having begun his career as an athletic trainer. His research focus is on the effectiveness of clinical modalities in the treatment of pathology as well as sport-specific training and athletic performance.