Marcio Dos Santos, PT, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor, PT Programs


Miami, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Adult Rehabilitation
Clinical Electrophysiology
Manual Therapy
Neurological Rehabilitation


Post-Doctorate in Movement Science/Motor Control, UIC - University of Illinois at Chicago
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, KUMC - University of Kansas Med Center
Master of Science in Physiology, UNICAMP - Campinas State University
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Londrina State University

Research Interests

Postural Control
Precision Grip Force Control

Dr. Marcio dos Santos joined the the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) as an Associate Professor in 2019. He graduated in Physical Therapy and obtained his Master of Science in Human Physiology in Brazil. Upon obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science from University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. Dr. dos Santos worked as a postdoctoral research associate for three years in the Movement Science laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He served as an Assistant Professor and researcher to the Departments of Physical Therapy of the Santa Catarina State University, SC, Brazil and University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

Dr. dos Santos maintains a long term higher scholarly activity by teaching diversified courses and mentoring several bachelors, Master of Science, doctorate and Doctor of Philosophy students, developing research and producing scientific knowledge. He is a recipient of a couple of research grants and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in the physical therapy, biomechanics, and motor control fields. He also has been serving as a peer reviewer for high impact scientific journals including but not limited to Experimental Brain Research, Gait and Posture and Clinical Biomechanics. Dr. dos Santos has extensive clinical experience using a broad range of manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises for restoring movement and mitigating disabilities of patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. Dr. dos Santos worked as a physical therapist and manager in two large institutions in Brazil for several years and as a Physical Therapist in an outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Orlando area, Florida. At the USAHS, he is currently the leader instructor of the Differential Diagnosis course and lab instructor of the Gross Anatomy I, Biophysical Agents and musculoskeletal III (spine) courses.