Natonya Early, PT, MSPT, PhD

Associate Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor, PT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Clinical Education


Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Florida International University
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Clark Atlanta University

Research Interests

Clinical Education
Teaching Effectiveness
Pedagogical Approaches

Dr. Early received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida International University. She later earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University with a focus on educational program attributes and faculty-teaching behaviors as predictors of National Physical Therapy Examination success. While completing her degree, she served as a clinic director in private practice and several outpatient clinics in Georgia and Connecticut.

Dr. Early also worked in multiple settings as a travel therapist in Florida, Georgia and Texas, including home health, outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing facilities and hospice. She has certifications in skilled dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation and functional capacity/human performance evaluations.