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Daniel Young, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor
Department(s): Integrated Health Sciences
Office: BHS 324
Mail Code: 3029
Phone: 702-895-2704
Fax: 702-895-4883
Email: daniel.young@unlv.edu


Associate Professor Daniel Young joined the Physical Therapy Department during fall 2007 and teaches Pathophysiology, Wound Care, Functional Training & Acute Care, Evidence Based Practice, Physical Therapy Administration, and Directed Research within the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Young earned his BS from Southern Utah University, DPT from Creighton University, and Ph.D. from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr. 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. Dr. Young also has appointments at the VA Southern Nevada as a Research Associate and at Johns Hopkins University as a Visiting Scientist.


  • 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

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.