Rose (Rosie) DeFeo, PT, DPT, EdD, PCS, ATP

Assistant Professor, PT Programs


Miami, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Acute Care
Clinical Education
Healthcare Higher Education
Instructional Design
Interprofessional Education
Neurological Rehabilitation
Professional Ergonomics


Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, University of New England
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University
Bachelor of Science, Quinnipiac University

Research Interests

Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technologies
Interprofessional Healthcare Education

Dr. Rosie DeFeo is an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) on the Miami, FL campus. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 2007, Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010 from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, as well as her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership though the University of New England in 2021.

Before joining USAHS, she taught Pediatrics, Neurorehabilitation and Adaptive Equipment in both a Physical Therapy Assistant and Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She is board certified in pediatrics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and certified as an assistive technology professional through Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. She has more than 11 years of clinical experience in the field of pediatrics and assistive technologies.