Kunal Singhal, PT, PHD

Associate Program Director, PT Programs, Associate Professor


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences




Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Woman's University
Bachelor of Physical Therapy, GGSIPU, India

Research Interests

Human gait
Balance and postural control as it applies to movement disorders, falls, prosthetics, and orthotics

Dr. Kunal Singhal joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021. He is a licensed physical therapist, active researcher and passionate educator who has taught in Doctor of Physical Therapy program for more than five years. He completed his physical therapy education in India, followed by Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) from Texas Woman’s University and post-doctoral fellowship from Osteopathic and Manipulative Medicine Human Performance lab at University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Dr. Singhal is a trained biomechanist, with experience analyzing human gait, and a licensed physical therapist with experience treating adults with problems of falls and balance control. He specializes in applying principles of physics, mathematics and neurophysiology to understand complex human motion, analyzes their mechanics and motor control and subsequently translates those results to a clinical environment by designing innovative and pragmatic clinical interventions.

His research experience includes two separate Department of Defense-funded projects assessing functional outcomes, quality of life and gait. This research evaluates application of novel devices to persons with amputations (grant complete) and patients with foot drop (grant ongoing) due to non-progressive neural disease or trauma, respectively.