Dr. Nicole Rodriguez, academic coordinator of clinical education and instructor, earned a BS in Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences campus in San Marcos in 2012. She is currently enrolled in a PhD in Psychology program with a teaching emphasis at Walden University.
Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as its California chapter (CPTA), and its Geriatrics, and Home Health sections. She is a certified clinical instructor and is certified in Advanced Competency in Home Health (ACHH) through the APTA.
She has previously practiced in the hospital and skilled nursing settings, and currently treats patients through home health care. Dr. Rodriguez’s passion and interest lie in working with the geriatric patient population, with a focus on stroke and balance disorders. She began teaching at USAHS in 2012 and has assisted in the Neuroscience, Neuromuscular I & II, Patient Care Management II, and former Skills and Procedures courses in the resident program. She currently teaches full time in the Flex DPT program in the Physical Therapist Practice I & II courses, and in the Neuroscience and Neuromuscular I labs.