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Carrie Ellis, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Assistant Professor, Chair of Sport and Exercise Physiology Department

Carrie Ellis
Dooling Hall, 125B

Dr. Carrie Ellis received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Duke University before serving as an active-duty Army physical therapist for five years. After separating from the military, she continued to work as a tactical physical therapist in the Special Operations community for three years. Prior to coming to DeSales, she worked as an adjunct faculty member for the Methodist University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and at the University of Texas at El Paso in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Dr. Ellis is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) as well as a board-certified orthopedic specialist (OCS). She has provided support for Olympians, including medal winners at the Rio 2016 games, elite special operations soldiers, and competitive amateur athletes. Clinically, she focuses on human performance optimization and injury prevention for tactical athletes. Her research agenda is focused on the use of near-infrared spectroscopy as well as performance in female athletes. She has presented regionally and nationally on these topics.