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Szu-Ping Lee, BSPT, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Allied Health Sciences
Office: BHS 312
Phone: 702-895-1621
Fax: 702-895-4883


Dr. Szu-Ping Lee received his training in Physical Therapy in Taiwan, and practiced as an orthopedic/neurologic therapist in Taiwan Adventist Hospital for three years. His interest in physical medicine and musculoskeletal biomechanical research was driven by this clinical experience working with patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Science degree in Human Performance. He earned his Ph.D from the University of Southern California in Biokinesiology in 2012. Dr. Lee joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Physical Therapy in 2012.


  • Ph.D. Biokinesiology University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Dissertation: The Influence of Hip Muscle Performance on Postural Stability & Ankle Joint Biomechanics: Implications for Ankle Injury - 2012
  • M.S. Human Performance/Biomechanics. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Research focus: The Influence of Approach Distance on Knee Joint Mechanics during Side-Step Cutting in Persons with Reconstructed ACL - 2005
  • B.S. Physical Therapy. National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan - 2001

Courses Taught

  • DPT 749 Applied Exercise Physiology
  • DPT 791 Applied Research Statisitcs

Research Interests

The theme underlying Dr. Lee’s research is that knowledge about mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury will lead to development of effective treatment and prevention strategies. His investigations evaluate the biomechanics and neuromuscular control associated with human movement including the pathomechanics of orthopedic disabilities and issues related to rehabilitation medicine. Through this study, Dr. Lee’s goal is to improve the quality of life and physical performance for patients experiencing orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Dr. Lee’s current research includes: the influence of hip muscle performance on postural stability and lower extremity biomechanics, electromyographic activity of muscles during fatigue, and applied technologies to assess functions of the musculoskeletal system.