Dawn T. Gulick

Dawn T. Gulick, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS

  • Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Health Sciences
  • Technology


  • PhD, Exercise Physiology (1995)
    Temple University (PA)
  • MS, Physical Therapy (1983)
    Emory University (GA)
  • BS, Athletic Training (1981)
    Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (PA)

About Me

I earned a bachelor of science in athletic training from Lock Haven University (Lock Haven, PA), a master of physical therapy from Emory University (Atlanta, GA), and a doctorate of philosophy in exercise physiology from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). I am an AMBUCS scholar and a past-president of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. As a licensed physical therapist, I have direct access authorization. I also am a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

I am a professor of physical therapy at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. I have been teaching for over 20 years. My areas of expertise are orthopedics, sports medicine, modalities, and medical screening. As a clinician, I have owned 2 private orthopedic/sports medicine practices. I have sold both very successful practices (1996, 2007). I also provide athletic training services from the middle school to elite Olympic/Paralympic level. As a member of the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, I have provided medical coverage at numerous national and international events. I have been the medical provider for the USA National Team since 1993. This includes 5 Olympic Games. I have travelled the world with elite athletes and am a member of the International Consortium for Disabled Athletes. As a scholar, I am the author of 4 books (Ortho Notes, Screening Notes, Sport Notes, Mobilization Notes), 4 book chapters, and over 50 peer-reviewed publications. I have over 100 professional and civic presentations. I earned the university research award in 2011. 

I am the developer of a mobile app called iOrtho+ (Apple, Android, & PC versions). My app has been positively reviewed by numerous organizations and has been adopted by dozens of university to supplement their orthopedic curriculum. iOrtho+ has been sold in over 14 countries.  

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine.

Media Expertise

  • Sports medicine
  • Disabled sports
  • Olympic medical team
  • Orthopedics


Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Phi Kappa Phi


  • Widener University Outstanding Research Award, 2011
  • AMBUCS National Physical Therapist of the Year Award, 1999
  • Named to USA Olympic Sports Medicine Society, 1993