Doctor of Philosophy
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Science
Medical College Virginia, Richmond, VA
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Science
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
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Philip McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Temple University, a Master of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia and a PhD in Biomedical Science from Drexel University.
Dr. McClure’s research activity centers around biomechanical analysis of the shoulder and clinical outcomes associated with shoulder disorders. The long term goal of his research agenda is to prevent shoulder injury and to develop interventions to optimize shoulder function after injury. Phil’s expertise in this content area is recognized by his publication history in peer-reviewed journals, numerous book chapters, and many presentations at national and international meetings. He has received grant support from federal and private agencies. Dr. McClure and collaborators have received several awards for their research including the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Research Award on multiple occasions. He was also co-author on a paper that received the George J. Davies –James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award: Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He was the recipient of the inaugural Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize from Arcadia University in 2014.
He has served as the Chair for the Research Committee, Orthopedic Section, APTA, and as an invited expert reviewer for systematic reviews related to the rotator cuff by the AAOS ad AHRQ. Phil received the National Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Orthopedic Section of the APTA, the Baethke-Carlin National Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the APTA and was named an APTA Catherine Worthington Fellow.
Most recently he was awarded the Paris Distinguished Service Award for sustained contributions to the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and the Career Award in Biomechanics from the Biomechanics Special Interest Group of the Academy of Physical Therapy Research.