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Joy Moulton, PT, DPT, OCS, CCI, Cert. MDT

Joy Moulton
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy - Tampa
(813) 574-5312


  • B.S. in Psychology from Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • B.S. in Dance from Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University, Nashville, TN


Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCI)

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (a.k.a. The McKenzie Method) (Cert. MDT)

Graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Teaching and Learning Academy

Graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Blended Learning Transformation Institute


Course Lead:

PHTT 5420 Anatomy for Physical Therapists 1

PHTT 5421 Anatomy for Physical Therapists 2

PHTT 6715 Biomechanics and Kinesiology

PHTT 5611 Professional Issues

Lab Assistant:

PHTT 6710 Clinical Skills 1

PHTT 6761 Systems Management 2

PHTT 6810L Musculoskeletal I

PHTT 6820L Musculoskeletal II

PHTT 6821L Musculoskeletal III

Mentor for OCS Residency

Scholarly Activities and Interests

Dr. Moulton’s research interests include clinical and educational research. Specifically, she is interested in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, the use of technology in education (especially related to the subject of anatomy), developing clinical reasoning in entry-level DPT students, and creating adaptive learners.  She is a copy editor for the International Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. Dr. Moulton is currently pursuing her Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.


Professional Activity Summary

Dr. Moulton is an active member of the FPTA and the APTA’s Academy of Physical Therapy Education (Anatomy Educators SIG, Academic Faculty SIG, Scholarship of Education SIG) and Academy of Physical Therapy Research (Biomechanics SIG, Qualitative Research SIG).  She is also a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and the Clinical Reasoning & Curricula Assessment Consortium. She has mostly worked in outpatient settings, with some acute care and home health experience. She hosts MDT continuing education courses Parts A and B on campus for students and clinicians. Dr. Moulton is the faculty liaison to the Student Physical Therapy Association for the Tampa Campus.  She continues to serve the community by doing pro bono work with the student run Shark Motion Clinic, supervising DPT students for Fall Risk Screenings for the annual PT Day of Service, and working with dancers at a local dance studio.

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