Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
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.
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.