Dr. Karen G. Noblitt has served as a contributing faculty member since 2015. She is also a physical therapist who specializes in the locomotor program at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida, where she evaluates and treats veterans in inpatient and outpatient settings for neurological gait dysfunctions by using mechanical and specialized manual techniques/assistance to develop improved motor planning and proper gait kinematics. There, she also developed the hospital’s locomotor program.
Earlier in her career, she worked for the Polk County School District in Winter Haven, Florida, and as staff physical therapist at Tandem Rehabilitation Hospital in Lakeland. Dr. Noblitt began her career in the U.S. Air Force, where she served as a mechanic for diesel generators and air conditioning units for intercontinental ballistic missiles and support systems, and commanded a special operations unit.