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Stephen Carp, PT, Ph.D., GCS

Assistant Professor

Chappuis Hall 24


Dr. Carp is an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program since 2016. He received an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Temple University. He also earned a Master of Science degree in physical therapy and a Ph.D. in motor control from Temple University.

Clinical Experience/Expertise

Dr. Carp has over 30 years of clinical experience in many arenas of physical therapy, including acute care, outpatient, wound care, skilled nursing, and acute medical rehabilitation. He is an ABPTS board certified geriatric specialist. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Carp has held numerous administrative and consultative positions in hospitals, including vice-president of quality, vice-president of performance improvement, and interim CEO.

Teaching Responsibilities

Dr. Carp's primary teaching responsibilities in the curriculum include PT 643 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention - Geriatrics, PT 710 Professional Development 3, PT 760 Clinical Reasoning 4, PT 780 Clinical Medicine 3 - Special Populations,  PT 791 Business & Management Issues, and PT 793 Special Topics 2 - Global Health. Additionally, Dr. Carp participates as a co-instructor in PT 632 Motor Learning & Motor Control, PT 642 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention - Adult Neuro, and PT 662 Clinical Reasoning 3.

Scholarship/Research Interests

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Carp is a faculty mentor for student research projects in PT 650 through PT 653, Research 1 through 4 respectively. He pursues three research lines: non-academic intelligence metrics related to graduate admissions, the effectiveness of non-government support for the poor, and, muscle performance and inflammatory biomarkers related to ICU acquired weakness. Dr. Carp has been extensively published in research journals and as a book chapter contributor and textbook writer. His most recent textbook, Peripheral Neuropathy, was published by FA Davis in 2015. He has been invited to present at numerous local and state conferences. 


Dr. Carp is married to his wife, Diane, and has three wonderful children. He enjoys spending his free time running, gardening, woodworking, and providing service to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.