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Jennifer Canbek, PT, PhD, NCS

Jennifer Canbek
Program Director, Professional DPT, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
Associate Professor
(954) 262-1967


PhD in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University in 2011

Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy at Maryville University-St. Louis in 1998


American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Certification in Neurology 2010


Dr. Canbek teaches in the Neuromuscular Systems and Neuroscience courses, as well as the Neurologic Residency curriculum. 

Scholarly Activities and Research Interests

Dr. Canbek’s primary research interests are validation of functional performance-based outcome measures in people with stroke; measuring functional performance and outcomes in acute care patients; developing clinical decision making skills in PT students and novice clinicians; and using active and blended learning to enhance retention in PT education.


Dr. Canbek serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Balance and Falls Team at NSU and participates in the Boca Boating and Beach Bash for people with disabilities. 

Areas of Pratcice 

Dr. Canbek is a clinical mentor and coordinator of the NSU-PRH Neurologic PT Residency program

Professional Activity

Dr. Canbek is a member of the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and serves as an item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Phsyical Therapy 

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