Dr. John D. Willson

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Dr. John Willson, PT, PhD


Associate Professor
Director of the Human Movement Analysis Lab

Department of Physical Therapy
2405A Health Sciences Building, Mail Stop 668
Greenville, NCĀ  27834




Research Focus

Promotion of physical activity through the identification of effective rehabilitation strategies and factors that contribute to traumatic and chronic injury mechanisms.

Education History

PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Science
University of Delaware

MSPT, Physical Therapy
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

BS, Biology
University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

Google scholar page


PTHE 8200 Clinical Biomechanics
PTHE 8702 Research Design
PTHE 8907 Research Concentration
PTHE 8913 Seminar in measurement and analysis of human movement

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association

  • Research Section
  • Sports Section
  • Orthopaedics Section

North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
American Society of Biomechanics