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Morey J. Kolber, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS*D, Cert. MDT

Morey Kolber
Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
2017 College of Healthcare Sciences Distinguished Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1615 kolber@nova.edu

Education

PhD in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University - 2007

Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, University of Miami -1995

Bachelors of Health Science (3 + 3 program), University of Miami-1994

Certifications

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties: Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) 2008 with recertification 2018.

National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS*D) 2001

McKenzie Institute USA: Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy of the Spine (Cert MDT) 1998

Functional Movement Systems: Level 1 Certification 2017

Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators, Certified Clinical Instructor 2001

Teaching

Professor Kolber is the course leader and  teaches in the Musculoskeletal Systems Curriculum in the professional DPT program.  He also guest lectures in clinical anatomy, exercise physiology, and systems IV. Professor Kolber teaches diagnostic imaging In the transitional DPT program

Scholarly Activities and Research Interests

Professor Kolber’s research interest has a focus on orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging, and regenerative medicine. He has well over 200 refereed publications and professional presentations and his research has been cited in the literature giving him a Hirsch index of 30.  In 2016, Professor Kolber co-edited the textbook entitled Orthopaedic Management of the Hip & Pelvis. Professor Kolber has authored numerous textbook chapters for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Please visit Professor Kolber’s Google scholar page for more details at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Notz1DAAAAAJ&hl=en

Service

Professor Kolber serves on the University Faculty Advisory Council as the representative for the Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences. At the college level he serves as the chair of the Examination Construction Development Committee. At the departmental level he serves on the promotions and continuing contract committee. 

Areas of Practice 

Professor Kolber practices part-time in the area of orthopaedic physical therapy.

Professional Activity

Professor Kolber serves as the Senior Associate Editor in Chief of the National Strength & Conditioning Associations: Strength and Conditioning Journal and as an Associate Editor for the journal Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the National Strength and Conditioning Associations Executive Council for the Sports Medicine Special Interest Group. He also serves on the National Strength and Conditioning Associations conference committee and on the Florida State advisory board.

Professor Kolber serves on the Committee of Content Experts for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties for the Orthopaedic Certified Specialist Board Examination. He has served numerous past appointments for the Federation of State Board Physical Therapy, National Physical Therapy Examination as an item writer and item writing coordinator as well as having served as the orthopaedic content expert for the National Physical Therapy Examination. In 2016, Professor Kolber served on the practice analysis committee for the development of the National Physical Therapy Examination.

 Awards and Recognition

 2020- James A. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

2020-Scholarly Impact on Practice Award, Florida Physical Therapy Association

2018- Excellence in Academic Teaching Award, Florida Physical Therapy Association

2017 – Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences, Distinguished Professor Award

2016 – Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences, Alpha Eta Society Richard A. Davis Scholarship Award

2015 – Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences, Teaching Excellence Award

2014 – Sports Medicine Professional of the year Award, National Strength & Conditioning Association

2013 – American Physical Therapy Association-Sports Section: Outstanding Manuscript Award

2012 – Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Inducted into Academy of Advanced item Writers

2012 – Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences, Scholarship Excellence Award

2009 – Editorial Excellence Award, National Strength & Conditioning Association

 

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