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About Christopher Petrosino

Christopher L. Petrosino, PT, PhD is Chair of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Science/Professor in the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University. Chris joined Sacred Heart University in July 2017, returning to a Program Director position after 7 years in university administration as a Dean and Associate Academic Vice President.  Chris has 7 years of experience as a Program Director and 8 years of experience as an Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education in his 22 years as an academician.  Prior to joining the academy, Chris was a physical therapist working inside Steel Mills in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania in the roles of Manager of Industrial Medicine and senior physical therapist for a hospital system.  Chris has held various leadership positions in the APTA at the regional and national levels and is currently on the APTA Nominating Committee.  In addition to his administrative duties, he has taught courses in research, evidence based practice, professional issues, business administration, practice management, and clinical sciences.
Professional interests include:
  • Professional Issues in Physical Therapy and Higher Education
  • Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Development
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Experiential Learning and Clinical Education
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies
  • Industrial Physical Therapy


July 2017 - Present Chair Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences & Professor Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

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1999 - 2004 Ph.D. Communication Studies and Research Methods, Ohio University - Main Campus

Contact Information

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences
College of Health Professions
Health Care Education N171


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