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Daniel Young, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor

Integrated Health Sciences
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Associate Professor Daniel Young joined the Physical Therapy Department during fall 2007 and teaches courses within the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy program and Interprofessional Health Sciences Ph.D. program.

Daniel Young completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy training at Creighton University in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Public Health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2014. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he helps lead the Activity and Mobility Promotion (AMP) program.

His research aims to combat the immobility harm experienced by patients in the hospital by better understanding the access to, outcomes, and costs associated with inpatient rehabilitation efforts.


  • Ph.D., 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