Jeffrey A. Rot, PT, DHSc, OCS

Associate Professor, PT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Adult Rehabilitation
Manual Therapy


Doctor of Health Science, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Master of Physical Therapy, Shnandoah University

Research Interests

Anatomical and biomechanical instructional tools utilizing real-time imaging
Studies of the cervical spine
Cervicogenic headaches

Dr. Rot graduated from Shenandoah University in 1993 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. He completed the Institute of Physical Therapy’s Manual Therapy Certification program in 1996. In 1997, he completed a one year Orthopaedic/Manual Physical Therapy Residency/Fellowship program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USHAS) under the mentorship of Dr. Stanley V. Paris and Dr. Catherine Patla. He earned his Fellowship status from American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (AAOMPT) in 1999. Dr. Rot is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 2000. Dr. Rot graduated from USAHS with a Doctor of Health Science in 2004 in the area of upper cervical spine functional biomechanics.

He is currently a professor at USAHS with teaching responsibilities in; Anatomy, Spine Examination and Manipulation (introductory and advanced), and the Clinical Integration course where he practices and mentors students at the First Coast Rehabilitation Clinic. Dr. Rot also travels nationally and internationally to teach the S3: Advanced Examination & Manipulation of Cranio-Facial, Cervical, and Upper Thoracic Spine Seminar.

Hobbies includes: Spending time with his wife Miranda and his 4 children – Kasey, Daniel, Ashley and Jessie. He loves the outdoors and all sports with waterskiing and Ultimate Frisbee being his favorites.