Daniel Young

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Expertise: Wound Care, Acute Care Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Epidemiology, Pressure Injuries


Daniel Young joined the physical therapy department during fall 2007 and teaches pathophysiology, wound care, functional training and acute care, evidence-based practice, physical therapy administration, and directed research within the graduate doctor of physical therapy program.

Young’s research is broadly health services in the specific areas of acute care physical therapy, rehabilitation epidemiology, physical therapy, wound care, and pressure injuries. He is actively working to improve identification and documentation of pressure injuries by health care providers and to provide direction to rehabilitation providers working in the hospital.

Young earned his bachelor's from Southern Utah University, DPT from Creighton University, and doctorate from UNLV.

Young has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2001 and is a member of several of its specialty sections: acute care, clinical electrophysiology and wound care, and education. Young also has appointments at the VA Southern Nevada as a research associate and at Johns Hopkins University as a visiting scientist.


  • Ph.D., UNLV
  • DPT, Creighton Univeristy
  • B.S., Southern Utah University

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