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Leah Nof, PT, MS, PhD, C/NDT, CEEAA

Leah Nof
Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1276


Degree: PhD at Florida State University (1994)

Major: Program Development and International Education


Degree: MS at University of Wisconsin, Madison (1978)

Major: Behavioral Disabilities and Rehabilitation


Degree: Physical Therapy at Physical Therapy School, Wingate Institute Israel (now part of Tel-Aviv University) (1973)

Major: Physical Therapy


Neuro Developmental Treatment (C/NDT) certified (1983 – present)

Credentialed Clinical Instructor (2008)

APTA Exercise Expert for Aging Adults certification (CEEAA) (2011)



Dr. Nof teaches in the Neuromuscular Systems (I and II), Clinical Skills (I and II), Gender (Pelvic floor), and P&O courses, as well as Bioethics course to PhD PT students. 

Scholarly Activities and Research Interests

Dr. Nof’s primary research interests are neuromuscular treatments (including gait and balance for patients with stroke or MS) and learning effect as demonstrated by transfer of knowledge from classroom to clinic and employment. She has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and has presented at national and international conferences.



In her service to the department, Dr. Nof serves as Chair of the Faculty Evaluation Committee.

Dr. Nof service to the community include students’ supervision during service learning activities such as students performing balance assessment at a local senior center.

Her service to the profession as editor of the  Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.

Areas of Practice 

Dr. Nof initiated and ran a Boot Camp at the end of Neuromuscular II class since 2006, where every 2-3 students are assigned a volunteer patient for a 5 day evaluation and treatment, under faculty supervision.

Since 2019 Boot Camp includes Inter Professional Experience (IPE), when speech was added to the volunteer patients’ Boot Camp experience. SLP and PT students observe each other’s sessions during the Boot Camp.

Volunteer patients are invited to Neuromuscular II classes for students to practice evaluation and treatment.

Professional Activity

Dr. Nof is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Neuro Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA). She belongs to several special interest groups of the APTA including Neurology, Geriatrics, Education, and Women Health.

Dr. Nof is on the Editorial Board of the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice (IJAHSP) (2018 - present), and was a reviewer for the Physiotherapy Theory and Practice journal,, and the Research in Sports Medicine Journal.

Dr. Nof was an Item Writer for Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (2015).




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