Derrick Campbell, PT, DPT, DSc

Director, Physical Therapy Clinical Education Coordination, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Acute Care
Clinical Education
Dementia Care
Higher Education Leadership
Manual Therapy
Neurological Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine


Doctor of Science, Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Doctor of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, State University of New York
Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, State University of New York

Research Interests

ACL Injury Prevention and Performance
Clinical Education Topics
Differential Diagnosis
Student Retention

Dr. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from the University at Buffalo in 1994, a Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, in 2012, and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2021. His dissertation topic was “Doctor of Physical Therapy Students’ Clinical Reasoning Self-Efficacy during the Telerehabilitation Era.”

Dr. Campbell has experience as a physical therapist clinician, clinical instructor, and administrator providing adult and pediatric orthopedic, neurology, sports and rehabilitation services. He is an orthopedic board-certified specialist in physical therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

In addition to serving as past chair of the Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy Clinical Education, he serves as Delegate-at-Large for the Texas Physical Therapy Association, responsible for advocacy and policymaking at the national level. Research activities, presentations and publications include clinical decision-making, self-efficacy and factors facilitating successful clinical experiences. He continues to present nationally on his research.