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Don Reagan

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW

Dr. Reagan, DPT, OCS, CSCS, USAW obtained his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with an emphasis in strength and conditioning from Liberty University in Lynchburg (VA) which included an internship at Duke University Healthcare System in physical therapy. He followed his time working at Duke with a doctorate in physical therapy with an emphasis in orthopedics from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos (CA). He then earned board certification in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) as well as a fellowship in higher education leadership through the American Physical Therapy Association. He has previously taught kinesiology, athletic training, and physical therapy content at various institutions. He continues to contribute to scholarship in motor learning as a member of the Motor Behavior Lab at UTK.

Clinically, Dr. Reagan served patients across the lifespan full time in the outpatient setting for nearly 10 years in diverse locales such as metropolitan NYC and agrarian communities such as Chatham (VA). He primarily worked in private practice where he believed strongly that all physical therapy practitioners are educators. Therefore, he was contemporaneously a clinical instructor for 25 graduate students, countless undergraduates, and a consultant with 4 different collegiate athletic departments. Currently, he is a member of the Carson-Newman University Athletics Department as a Performance Physical Therapist.