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Coral Gubler, P.T., Ph.D., A.T.C.

Coral Gubler
Professor, Physical Therapy - Tampa
(813) 574-5285


  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University
  • Master of Science in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy
  • Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware
  • Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Montana




Coral Gubler, P.T., Ph.D., A.T.C. has more than 25 years of experience as a physical therapist. She practiced full-time for 10 years in acute, inpatient rehab and outpatient settings, before she returned to school to earn her Ph.D.

Prior to joining the NSU Tampa Bay Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) team, Gubler was on faculty at the University of South Alabama and Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions. 



Gubler’s area of research interest is injury and disease prevention. She has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented at regional, national, and international conferences. Her most recent contributions are “Interrater Reliability of a Customized Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Test” in the European Journal of Applied Physiology and "The effect of adding a tuck to the drop vertical jump test in collegiate soccer players" in Gazzetta Medica Italiana.  She is also a section editor of the textbook Pathology: Implications for the PT 5th edition.



Gubler’s teaching experience is in the areas of acute care, cardiopulmonary, pathology, and exercise science. Her current courses are Cardiopulmonary PT, Systems Management I and Applied Clinical Decision Making for the Complex Patient. Gubler often assists in exercise physiology and P.T. management after amputation.


Professional Recognitions & Certifications

Gubler is a member of the Alpha Eta National Honor Society and has been certified in SFMA and is a TPI level 2 professional. She has been an APTA member since 1991 and is a current member of the Cardiopulmonary, Sports and Education Academies. Gubler has been invited to speak to physical therapists and P.T. students in Daegu, South Korea and lead the physical therapy contingent during a mission trip to Lilongwe, Malawi.


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