Matthew (Matt) Daugherty, PT, DPT, OTR/L, MOT, DBA

Associate Professor, PT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Health Administration
Healthcare Higher Education
Higher Education
Higher Education Leadership
Manual Therapy
Sports Medicine


Doctor of Business Administration, Walden University
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Master of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Physiology, University of Akron

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal skeletal orthopaedics
Upper extremity pathology
Small business practices

Dr. Matthew Daugherty is an Associate Professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and a former program administrator. He has been a licensed, practicing physical and occupational therapist since 2007.

He received his Manual Therapy Certification in 2009 and completed his American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) fellowship in 2010. In 2012, he became an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, the AAOMPT, and the ABPTS Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE). He has served as a state delegate for the APTA, the district chair of the FPTA and is part of the APTA’s Grassroots Advocacy Network.

Dr. Daugherty has presented his research at AAOMPT and AOTA national conferences, the APTA Combined Sections Meeting and FPTA conferences. He has published in physical therapy and business realms and is also the author of numerous book chapters. He completed his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Walden University in 2018.