Research Director

Dr. Thelen

Dr. Mark Thelen, PT, DSc
Associate Professor

Director, Center for Rehabilittion Science

MAJ Lester

Mark E. Lester, PT, PhD, OCS
Major, U.S. Army
Associate Professor




The goal of the DPT research program is to mentor students through the research process by collabortion and participation in faculty directed research projects.


DPT research projects are developed from programmatic research lines and focus on strategies to optimize the prevention and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders in military healthcare beneficiaries.


DPT research knowledge products are disseminated to the Physical Therapy and Military Health System communities through scientific meeting presentations, peer-reviewed literature, and post-professional educational platforms.

"Promoting Readiness Through Research"