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Dalila Dias, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS, COMT, CWT

Dalila Dias
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1180


  • EdD at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2022
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of New England in 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at McGill University in 1995
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Certification in Geriatrics - 2019
  • Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (Ola Grimsby Institute) - 2013
  • Certified Wound Therapist - 2023


Dr. Dias teaches Physiology, Integumentary Physical Therapy, and Gerontology and assists with Clinical Anatomy.

Scholarly Activities and Research Interests

Dr. Dias’ primary research interests are assessing student metacognition in foundational courses in traditional and accelerated health care programs. She has presented her findings at professional conferences. Additional research interests include investigating the impact of integrating service-learning activities on student self-efficacy in a gerontology course.


Dr. Dias’ services to the community include students’ supervision during service-learning activities such as students performing fall prevention screening and balance assessments at senior centers.

Areas of Practice 

Dr. Dias’ primary areas of specialty are orthopedics and geriatrics. She has extensive experience in outpatient and home health settings, evaluating and treating various post-surgical and orthopedic diagnoses.

Professional Activity

Dr. Dias is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and belongs to special interest groups of the APTA including Geriatrics and Education. She serves on the student progress committee in the DPT program.

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