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Daniel Young, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Allied Health Sciences
Office: BHS 324
Mail Code: 3029
Phone: 702-895-2704
Fax: 702-895-4883


Dr. Daniel Young earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah in 1999; his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 2002; and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014.


  • PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas - 2014
  • DPT, Creighton University, Omaha, NE - 2002
  • B.S. Biology Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT – 1999

Courses Taught

  • DPT 727 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice II
  • DPT 735 Functional Training and Acute Care
  • DPT 742 Clinical and Pathological Physiology
  • DPT 748 Pharmacology in Physical Therapy
  • DPT 752 Physical Agents and Electrophysiology
  • DPT 757 Wound Care
  • DPT 772 Physical Therapy Administration
  • DPT 793 Seminar

Research Interests

  • Participation rates of patients in physical therapy where such therapy has been ordered.
  • Investigation of ethical considerations regarding participation rates from above.
  • Factors affecting use of physical therapists for inpatient wound care.
  • Prevalence and incidence of nosocomial wounds in various acute care populations.
  • Factors related to the success of programs to address the nosocomial wounds.
  • Financial viability of hospital based outpatient wound care clinics.
  • Factors affecting use of physical therapists for outpatient wound care.
  • Rural hospital use of physical therapy for patient care in all above issues.
  • Study of factors in transient balance loss for the critically ill patient.