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
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
Certified Blood Flow Restriction Training (level 1)
Certified 2020, Smart Tools, Strongsville, OH, USA
Certified Graston Technique: Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue M-1
Certified 2020, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Functional Movement Systems: Level 1 Certification 2017
Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators, Certified Clinical Instructor 2001
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 orthopedics, diagnostic imaging, and regenerative medicine. He has well over 250 refereed publications and professional presentations and his research has been cited in the literature giving him a Hirsch index of 31 and an i10 index of 71. 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
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.
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
2021- Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching. American physical Therapy Association
2020 -Provost Award for Research and Scholarship. Nova Southeastern University
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