Hatem Jaber, PT, MPT, DSc

Assistant Professor, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Sports Medicine


Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University Post Professional
Master of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University
Bachelor of Physical Therapy, Al Jabal Al Gharbi University

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sport-Related Injuries
Movement Science
Biopsychological Factors in Spine Rehabilitation

Dr. Hatem Jaber is an Assistant Professor in the Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS). Prior to joining USAHS, he was an instructor at Loma Linda University with a teaching portfolio of research and statistics, evidence-based practice and orthopedic research lab. He earned his Doctor of Science in 2017 from Loma Linda University.

His dissertation focused on the role neuromuscular/motor control plays in sport-related injuries. His research was explicitly designed to examine differences in neuromuscular and postural control in individuals with and without chronic ankle instability, and how addressing these differences can lead to an improvement in patients’ outcomes. This work resulted in two publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Jaber has a robust scholarship agenda in Orthopedic and Movement Science, contributing to several disseminations through peer-reviewed publications and scientific and professional presentations. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for several sport and orthopedic rehabilitation journals.

His research includes clinical topics with emphasis on sport-related injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and biopsychological factors in spine rehabilitation. His mission is to bridge the gap between biomechanical and psychosocial dimensions of musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Jaber has been practicing primarily in an outpatient care setting for five years. He specializes in sport rehabilitation and rehabilitation of spine utilizing the movement science approach to assess improper movement patterns.