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David Wert is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy with primary teaching responsibilities in the DPT and MS PT programs (neuro track).  Dr. Wert also serves as Vice Chair of Doctor of Physical Therapy Education, collaborating with the residential and hybrid program directors to oversee the development and delivery of the DPT curriculum.  Wert demonstrates an ongoing commitment to educational excellence and teaching-related professional development as he serves on the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Peer Review team as well as the University’s Senate Education Policy Committee.  Dr. Wert’s passion for teaching and drive for excellence was recognized in 2022 as he was awarded the SHRS Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award.


Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy Residential and Hybrid Program
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering
Post Professional Program in Physical Therapy

Representative Publications

Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • Multi-faceted approach to enhancing and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion in DPT student cohorts
  • Effectiveness of hybrid-delivery in DPT education
  • Educational research

Ongoing Projects:

  • Holistic Review – revamping Pitt DPT admissions