Stephen Carp, PT, PhD, GCS
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Chappuis Hall 24
610.282.1100, extension 2147
Stephen Carp, PT, PhD, GCS received his entry-level degree in Physical Therapy in 1979. He earned an advanced Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1986 and a PhD in Motor Control from Temple University in 2006. He has been a Certified Specialist in Geriatrics since 2002, and has also received certificates from the International Educator Academy, Universal Education Design, Leadership, and in Customer Service and Performance Improvement.
Acute care has been the primary focus of his clinical work, although he also has
experience in outpatient neurological and orthopedic care, acute medical
rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home care. Administratively he has
held the positions of Center Coordinator for Clinical Education, Director of
Physical Therapy, Director of Rehabilitation Services and Vice-President of Rehabilitation Services,
Vice-President for Quality and Performance Improvement, and Interim Hospital
Chief Executive Officer. He has been a core faculty member at Temple
University for 9 years and joined the faculty of DeSales University in
2015. His teaching experience includes Management of Physical
Therapy Practices, Patient Education, Therapeutic Exercise, Clinical
Examination, Geriatrics, Motor Control, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Clinical
Decision Making. Dr. Carp’s clinical practice areas of interest include acute
care based neurological trauma, geriatrics, and critical care medicine, all of
which informs his teaching, and he maintains a clinical
practice at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
His areas of research interest include: effectiveness of non-government support of the poor, university admissions, the relationship of serum pro-inflammatory cytokines to repetitive strain disorder, and peripheral neuropathy. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and has received small funded foundation grants for his research.
Dr. Carp has taught continuing education courses andserves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Biomechanics, the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, and the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. He is an item writer for the Geriatric Specialization Examination and a Grant Reviewer for U.S. Army and the Army Medical Research and Material Command. He recently published Peripheral Neuropathy (FA Davis Co.) and authored a chapter in Manual Therapy (FA Davis Co.).
He has a very strong community outreach agenda, primarily with the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul and other organizations with aims to serve and care for the poor.