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Cheryl Hill, PT, MS, DPT, PhD

Professor, Bachelor of Health Science
Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1284


Dr. Hill received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Virginia (now called Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, Virginia, her Master of Science in Gerontology from Nova University (before it was Nova Southeastern University) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona, and her PhD degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


PHT 5611 Introduction to Physical Therapy

Course Coordinator

PHT 6700 EBP I: Introduction to Research Methods & Data Analysis

Course Coordinator 

PHT 6720 Clinical Skills II

Lab Assistant

PHT 6802 EBP II: Using Research to Inform Clinical Decision Making 

Course Coordinator

PHT 7605 Applying Research in Evidence-based Practice

Course Leader

PHT 7800 Dissertation


PHT 7130 Dissertation Seminar 

Course Leader

BHS 4100 Academic/Professional Writing


BHS 4110 Health Care and Aging


Scholarly Activities and Interests

Dr. Hill has two primary research interests.  The first is evolution and growth of evidence-based practice.  The second is the application of technology in physical therapy practice. Otherwise her research interests are eclectic. She is most familiar with survey research.  

Areas of Practice

Currently, Dr. Hill’s clinical activities are limited to private practice on a case-by-case basis.  Her background includes inpatient rehabilitation, home health, acute care, and outpatient physical therapy.

Professional Activity Summary 

Dr. Hill has been an APTA member since 1973 and is currently a member of the Research and Education Sections.  She was the first Communication Chair for the Evidence-based Practice Special Interest Group of the Research Section and is responsible for the creation of a listserve for communication within the SIG.  In addition to chairing a number of committees in the past, she served as President of the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 6 years and as Speaker of the House of Delegates for the APTA, also for 6 years.

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