Becky Craik

Dean, College of Health Sciences

Room 241, Easton Hall (215) 572-2143 By Appointment

About Me

Rebecca L Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is currently the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University having served previously as the Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Craik received her undergraduate training in Biology at Case Western Reserve University, physical therapy training at Duke University, and doctoral training in physiology at the School of Medicine, Temple University. A theme that threads through her research is adaptability whether she is working with the older adult or examining animal models of human disease. She is co-principal investigator for a multi-site randomized control trial designed to compare outcomes of two interventions designed to enhance mobility in the older adult after hip fracture. Dr. Craik was the Editor-in-Chief for Physical Therapy and Congress Editor for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Physical Therapy and is currently serving as a mentor for the APTA Education Leadership Institute. Becky has been active at the National Institutes of Health serving as Chair of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research and as a member of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, National Institute of Child and Human Development. 

Areas Of Focus

Motor control, Recovery of function

Hometown
Midland, PA

Home Country
USA

Education History

Case Western Reserve Univeristy

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology

Duke University

Master of Science, Major in Physical Therapy

Temple University School of Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Physiology

Research Summary

A theme that threads through Rebecca Craik'a research is adaptability whether she is working with the older adult or examining animal models of human disease. She is co-principal investigator for a multi-site randomized control trial designed to compare outcomes of two interventions designed to enhance mobility in the older adult after hip fracture.