Tricia Catalino PT, DSc

Graduate College of Health Sciences - Department of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

B.S. in Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University
M.P.T. Northwestern University
M.S. in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma
D.Sc. in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Catalino lives in Las Vegas, NV and works remotely as Program Director and Associate Professor of the developing DPT education program at Hawai'i Pacific University. Prior to HPU, Dr. Catalino was faculty and Assistant Program Director of the School of Physical Therapy at Touro University Nevada.

During her nearly 25 years of clinical practice, Dr. Catalino has served children with disabilities and their families in the early intervention setting and as a clinical evaluator for an FDA drug trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. She is also a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Dr. Catalino has served the physical therapy profession as a leader in the American Physical Therapy Association as part of the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and APTA Nevada. She currently serves on the APTA Pediatrics Board of Directors as the Director of Professional Development and on the APTA Nevada Board of Directors as Chief Delegate.

Dr. Catalino is a credentialed graduate of the APTA Education Leadership Institute Fellowship. She is Past-President of the Nevada Division for Early Childhood Subdivision and the Physical Therapy Coordinator for Nevada LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities).

She has served as a presenter at national and international conferences and her work appears in peer-reviewed journals including Pediatric Physical Therapy and Infants & Young Children. Dr. Catalino has authored multiple book chapters and is co-editor of a new pediatric physical therapy textbook.


Tricia Catalino

Associate Professor
Department Chair

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