Mohammed Ata, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT

Assistant Professor, PT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Long Term / Rehabilitation Nursing
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dominican College of Blauvelt, New York
Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy, Cairo University
Masters of Sciences in Physical Therapy, Cairo University

Research Interests

Cerebral Palsy
Brain Injury recovery
Stroke Rehabilitation

Dr. Mohammed Ata is an Assistant Professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Prior to joining the University, he worked as an adjunct Associate Professor at City University of New York. Dr. Ata earned his bachelor’s degree, Master of Science in Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy from Cairo University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Dominican College of Blauvelt, NY. His Doctor of Philosophy studies have special emphasis on virtual reality applications, balance evaluations and treatment in central nervous system.

Dr. Ata has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2002 with dedication to pediatric and adult neurologic physical therapy. His clinical and research passion lies in brain rehabilitation treatments. Dr. Ata is a Certified Therapist in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) for pediatrics and adults, a Neurologic Certified Specialist (NCS), Certified Fall Prevention Specialist,  Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Gait Trained Therapist, Advanced PNF Trained Therapist and American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor.