Christopher J. Ivey, PT, MPT, MS, EdD

Associate Professor, PT Programs


San Marcos, CA


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Manual Therapy
Sports Medicine


Doctor of Education, University of Liverpool
Master of Science in Kinesiology, Humboldt State University
Master of Physical Therapy, Western University of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Humboldt State University

Research Interests

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Sports Rehabilitation
Educational Technology

Dr. Christopher Ivey received a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University. He completed his Master of Physical Therapy at Western University for Health Sciences. While he has a variety of clinical experiences, his clinical practice’s focus for more than 20 years is orthopaedic and sport physical therapy. This focus links with his designation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an orthopaedic and sports clinical specialist. He is also a certified athletic trainer.

Dr. Ivey began working for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2009 as a contributing faculty member. In 2012, he stepped down from his private practice clinic director position to accept a full-time faculty assignment at USAHS. As an advocate for life learning, he completed his Doctor of Education from the University of Liverpool. He continues part-time clinical work outside of the University and serves as a resident mentor and clinical faculty in an orthopaedic residency program.