Dr. Arvie Vitente is a core faculty member of the DPT program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences – Miami Campus and has been with the university teaching within its Neurology Curriculum including Neuroscience, Prosthetics & Orthotics, & Geriatric Physical Therapy since 2018. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from the Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Master of Public Health from Angeles University Foundation, Philippines in 2003 and 2006, respectively.
Dr. Vitente has over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist in both academic and clinical settings. He was an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy from 2003 to 2012 at Angeles University Foundation, and taught Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, Neuroanatomy, Research in Physical Therapy and Clinical Education. He served as the Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director at Pensacola State College from 2017 to 2018 and taught Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology, Pathological Conditions in Physical Therapy, and Neuromuscular Therapeutic Techniques. His clinical practice has been focused on Neurology and Geriatric Physical Therapy in the acute and post-acute settings.
Dr. Vitente is currently a member of the Academic Progress & Retention Committee in Miami campus, and serves as a Public Relations Committee Member at the Florida Physical Therapy Association since 2017. Dr. Vitente is a contributing author of Umphred’s Neurological Rehabilitation, 7th edition and Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3rd edition. His research interest is focused on Education Leadership, Technologies in Neurorehabilitation, Neurology, and Geriatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Vitente is a Certified Dementia Practitioner by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner in 2017. He also got his certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) in 2018. He was a fellow at the APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship in 2018, which is a yearlong program that is intended to develop innovative and influential leaders in physical therapy education.