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College of Health Professions and Social Work

College of Health Professions and Social Work

Arie van Duijn, EdD, PT, OCS
Arie van Duijn, EdD, PT, OCS

Associate Professor & Director, Physical Therapy Program
Phone: (239) 590-7537
Office: Marieb Hall 421

Assistant Professor, received his bachelor's degree in physical therapy in June of 1987 from the Academie voor Fysiotherapie in Leiden, The Netherlands, his post-professional master's degree in physical therapy in August of 1998 from the University of St. Augustine, and his doctoral degree in education from the University of Central Florida in 2004. Dr. van Duijn received certification in manual therapy by the University of St. Augustine in 1992 and Board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the ABPTS in 1997, and received recertification in 2007. His current area of practice is in general outpatient physical therapy with a special interest in orthopedic manual therapy of the spine and the extremities. 

Research and Scholarly Interests:

  • Diagnostic ultrasound, including reliability studies and biofeedback studies
  • Motion analysis studies, including sports and gait
  • Manual therapy for the spine and the extremities
  • Outcomes studies for orthopedic and manual therapy interventions
  • Teaching and learning in physical therapy
  • Instructional strategies for psychomotor skills
  • Reliability/validity of tests and measures
  • Curriculum theory and design
  • Orthopedic assessment and interventions
  • Survey research


Scholarly Works:

van Duijn A, Felton S. Ultrasound Imaging of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury. JOSPT. Dec./Jan. 2016-17.

Shamus E, van Duijn A, (2015) Manual Therapy of the Extremities. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

van Duijn A, Hatch M, Sollie K, Shamus, E. (2015). Quadrieps-to-Hamstrings Coactivation Ratios During Closed Chain, High Velocity Exerise in Healthy Recreationally Active Adults. Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

van Duijn J, van Duijn A, Nitsch W. (2007).  Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Including Thrust Manipulation and Exercise in the Management of a Patient with Cervicogenic Headache: A Case Report.  The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, Vol. 15, 10-24.


“Medial Elbow Pain-Baseball”, abstract. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2, 2016.



Dr. van Duijn is active in the professional organization, serving on the Board of Directors of the FPTA and as a chapter delegate for the APTA House of Delegates.