Neeraj Kumar, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor, PT Programs


Dallas, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Adult Rehabilitation
Healthcare Higher Education
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, State University of New York, University at Buffalo
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Guru Nanak Dev University

Research Interests

Mechanism of postural control in older adults and in adults with neuropathology
Developing interventions that improve balance, reduce fall risk, and improve function

Dr. Neeraj Kumar is an Associate Professor in the College of Rehabilitative Sciences on the Dallas, TX campus. He has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy (1996) from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India; a master’s degree in sports physiotherapy (1998) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India; a PhD in rehabilitation science (2009) from State University of New York, University at Buffalo; and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (transitional) (2016) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kumar is a licensed physical therapist in India and in the states of New York and Texas. He is a board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy and a certified vestibular rehabilitation specialist.

Dr. Kumar has more than 25 years of experience as a physical therapist and 15+ years of experience as an educator and administrator. Previously, he served as the Regional Dean and Assistant Program Director of the DPT program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Odessa; Principal and Chief Physiotherapist at Vel R.S. Medical College and Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy at Saveetha College of Physiotherapy.

His teaching interests include Neuromuscular Physical Therapy Practice, Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice and Evidence-Based Practice. Dr. Kumar’s research interests include understanding the mechanism of postural control in older adults and in adults with neuropathology. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has several peer-reviewed presentations.

Dr. Kumar has been a part of four funded grant projects. He serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed textbook and journal publications and as a member on various University committees. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, having served as the President of the TPTA Permian Basin district.