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Lance Cherry, PT, EdD, OCS

Lance Cherry
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy - Tampa
(813) 574-5327 l.cherry@nova.edu

Education:

  • BS in Psychology, University of Florida (1985)
  • MPT in Physical Therapy, Emory University (1990)
  • Ed.D. in Applied Physiology, Columbia University (2007)

Certifications

Dr. Cherry is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization (ABPTS).  He has been a credentialed Clinical Instructor since 2013.

Teaching responsibilities

PHTT 6836 Systems Management III: Differential Diagnosis for PT’s; PHTT 6821 Musculoskeletal III; PHTT 6821L Musculoskeletal III Lab: PHTT 5400 Physiology for PT’s.

Dr. Cherry is a charter member of Nova Southeastern University’s Teaching and Learning Academy and tries to apply this knowledge to his teaching through a “community of inquiry” emphasizing social presence, teacher presence and cognitive presence.

Scholarly Activities and Interests

Dr. Cherry’s scholarly interests include using evidence-based methods to study musculoskeletal dysfunction and outcomes, the integration of genomics into physical therapy education, as well as exploring various facets of hybrid education in physical therapy. Some of his presentations at various national conferences include 360° of Hybrid Education; Converting a medical pathology course from face to face to hybrid: processes and outcomes; Where does the time go? A work sampling study comparing faculty activities in traditional and hybrid DPT Programs; Simulation in a hybrid musculoskeletal physical therapy course: development, adaptation, and outcomes; and Student Perceptions of Factors Influencing Success in Hybrid and Traditional DPT Programs: A Q-Sort Analysis. He also serves as a submission reviewer for the Strength and Conditioning Journal and the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice at Nova Southeastern University.

Since graduating in 1990, Dr. Cherry has practiced in multiple areas of physical therapy including inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, acute care and home health.  The majority of his practice experience and expertise has been in the outpatient orthopedic setting. Dr. Cherry continues to practice pro bono at the student run Shark Motion Clinic serving under-insured and uninsured people in the Tampa Bay area.

Area of Practice

Since graduating in 1990, Dr. Cherry has practiced in multiple areas of physical therapy including inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, acute care and home health.  The majority of his practice experience and expertise has been in the outpatient orthopedic setting. Dr. Cherry continues to practice pro bono at the Judeo Christian Clinic serving under-insured and uninsured people in Tampa, FL.

Professional Activities

Dr. Cherry has been an APTA member since PT school and is a current member of the Orthopedic and Education sections. He has been active in the Florida Chapter of the APTA (FPTA), where serving as an Assembly Representative for the West Central District. Dr. Cherry is a member of the Allied national Honor Society, Alpha Eta.

Within the College of Healthcare Sciences, Dr. Cherry is a member of the Teaching & Learning Academy. In the Professional DPT Program, Dr. Cherry is Chair of the Committee on Student Progress and the Faculty Search Committee. He is a member of the curriculum committee and is the Faculty advisor for the Shark Motion student run pro bono clinic. Dr. Cherry also serves as a member of the Committee on Student Progress for the Hybrid OTD program.

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