Dr. Leona Hidalgo became an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in June 2018. Prior to that she served as faculty and program director for a Physical Therapist Assistant program. Dr. Hidalgo’s expertise includes ongoing clinical experience in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation where she has treated cardiac, orthopedic, post-surgical, neurological, complex, and general musculoskeletal patients.
Dr. Hidalgo has presented at CSM, FPTA’s annual and ASAHP conferences related to her expertise on student academic performance. Dr. Hidalgo has also served the profession at the national level participating in the FSBPT PTA Practice Analysis Task Force, NPTE Item Writing Workshop, and the CAPTE Assessment Task Force.