Departmental Research

This degree is offered by the Department of Physical Therapy in Temple’s College of Public Health. Faculty research emphases within the department include

  • ambulation,
  • balance,
  • biomechanics,
  • concussion science,
  • health and patient-reported outcomes,
  • learning health systems,
  • low back pain,
  • movement disorders,
  • musculoskeletal disorders,
  • motor control and learning,
  • physical therapy education,
  • pediatric cerebral palsy,
  • pediatric spinal cord injury,
  • shoulder pain,
  • stroke rehabilitation and
  • virtual reality rehabilitation.

Learn more about research in the Department of Physical Therapy.

The Neuromotor Science Research Consortium

The Neuromotor Science (NMS) Research Consortium is a state-of-the-art facility that incorporates a number of interdisciplinary research laboratories  investigating a range of basic and clinical issues in human sensorimotor neuroscience.

Students collaborate with faculty and postdoctoral fellows in a common space that promotes interaction and provides a rich scientific atmosphere. State-of-the-art technology encompasses several motion-capture labs, a split belt treadmill and virtual reality immersive environments.  

The NMS Research Consortium includes several labs led by or involving PT faculty.

Research in Temple’s College of Public Health

The College of Public Health is one of the most research-active colleges at Temple University. Research at the college is multidisciplinary and spans both discovery and translation.

Temple is an R1 institution of “highest research activity” as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4 percent of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and by using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.