Christopher Ivey PT, MPT, ATC, MS, EdD

Graduate College of Health Sciences - Department of Physical Therapy




  • EdD Doctor of Education—Higher Education and Leadership, University of Liverpool 
  • MS Kinesiology, Humboldt State University 
  • MPT Physical Therapy, Western University of Health Sciences 
  • BA Physical Education, Humboldt State University 


  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) 
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) 
  • Certified Athletic Trainer 

Dr. Christopher Ivey PT, MPT, ATC, MS, EdD is a physical therapist and athletic trainer, currently serving as the Director of Curriculum and Associate Professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Las Vegas Program at the Graduate College of Health Sciences.  He resides in Temecula, California, where he actively practices physical therapy and engages in remote work for the Hawaii Pacific University Department of Physical Therapy.   

Dr. Ivey has extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings, with over two decades in outpatient private practice focusing on orthopaedics and sports physical therapy.  His enthusiasm for teaching emerged during his tenure as faculty in a postgraduate residency program, leading him to embark on a journey into entry-level DPT education in 2009. 

His publications and presentations primarily revolve around musculoskeletal examination and treatment and the implementation of best practices in higher education teaching—a reflection of his current research interests. 

Beyond his professional commitments, Dr. Ivey finds joy in spending quality time with family and friends, actively supporting his two daughters in their pursuits of cross-country running and competitive dance. 


Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Burke-Doe, A., Johnson, K., Laslovich, S., Smith, K., Ivey, C., Edwards, A., Ingstad, C., Lowe, E., Mathews, J., Roberts, T., McNulty, S. & Warren, J. (2024). Deconstructing Curriculum and Assessment of Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain in Pre-Licensure Occupational and Physical Therapy Education. Educational Research: Theory and Practice, 35(1), 39-50. 

Ivey CJ, & Allen AA.  Comparison of live demonstration versus multimedia instruction for psychomotor skill development in physical therapy students.  Educational Research: Theory and Practice.  2022;33(3): 35-46. 

Miller, N, & Ivey CJ.  Posttramatic Malunion Following Communited Scapular Fracture.  JOSPT. 2020; 50(3): 167.   

Ivey CJ, & Kane EJ. Enchondroma of the distal phalanx.  JOSPT. 2015; 45(7): 570.   


Dutton, M, Ivey, CJ, & Smith, KM. Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy. In: Burke-Dow A & Dutton M.  National Physical Therapy Examination and Board Review. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education; 2019.   

Ivey CJ, Warren JP, & Schneiders A. Concussion.  In J. Brummit, & E. E. Jobst (Eds.), Physical therapy case files: Sports rehabilitation.  San Francisco: McGraw-Hill; 2016 (pp. 401-413). 

Ivey CJ. Concussion. In A. Burke-Doe, & E. E. Jobst (Eds.), Physical therapy case files: Neurological rehabilitation.  San Francisco: McGraw Hill; 2015 (pp. 71-81). 



Dutton M, & Ivey CJ. Musculoskeletal Systems Review. McGraw-Hill, New York.  June 2021.   

Christopher Ivy

Associate Professor

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