Jacqueline (Jackie) Crossen-Sills, PT, PhD

Professor, PT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Chronic Disease Management
End-of-Life Care
Health Administration
Healthcare Higher Education
Higher Education Leadership
Neurological Rehabilitation


Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science in Neurology, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, New York University
Bachelor of Science in Health Education, Springfield College

Research Interests

Fall Prevention
Home Health Care
Performance Improvement

Dr. Jackie Crossen-Sills is a Professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy program on the St. Augustine, FL campus. Dr. Crossen-Sills earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from Springfield College, Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from New York University, a Master of Science in physical therapy neurology from the Northeastern University and a Doctor of Philosophy in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation topic was, “Using the OASIS to Predict Risk of Falls in Older Adults.”

Dr. Crossen-Sills is an experienced physical therapist with more than 30 years of clinical, instructional and administrative experience. Her experience as a physical therapist clinician, clinical instructor, manager and administrator is diverse, providing care and services to all ages in the areas of acute, neurology, rehabilitation, home health and end-of-life services. Her research has been published in journals such as Home Health Care Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Clinics of North America.

Dr. Crossen-Sills has presented nationally on topics such as: Transforming Clinical Practice to Meet the Future, Integrative and Innovative Care for the Diabetic Patient on Telehealth, Implementing a Chronic Care Program Utilizing Self- Management, Evidence Based Principles and a Multidisciplinary Approach and Neurological Rehabilitation.