UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Ernst, Gregory Paul

School of Health Professions
Physical Therapy
(210) 567-8757

Dr. Ernst received his Masters in Physical Therapy from the US Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and PhD in Education/Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. He completed over 24 years of clinical experience, teaching, and leadership as an active duty army and navy physical therapist. Gregs military career culminated in being named the Navys lead Physical Therapist and consultant to the Navy Surgeon General. Dr. Ernsts clinical practice was primarily in the area of primary care, orthopedic, and clinical electrophysiologic physical therapy. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in both Sports and Clinical Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy. He also holds national certification as an Athletic Trainer. Academically, Dr. Ernst has extensive experience as a clinical educator. He was an assistant and then associate professor at the Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Brooke Army Medical Center Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program from 1997-2001. His current teaching responsibilities are in management of the patient with musculoskeletal disorders and prosthetics. Greg also holds an appointment as Associate Professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo UT and is also the curriculum director and lead faculty for the only APTA credentialed residency program in clinical electrophysiology. Dr. Ernst is currently or has served as a manuscript reviewer for Physical Therapy and the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical therapy. He is on the review committee for the American Physical Therapy Associations Section on Clinical Electrophysiology for platform and poster presentations at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting. He has also served as an item writer for board certification exams as a member of the APTA Specialization Academy of Content Experts in the areas of Sports and Clinical Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy.

6/2006 - Present Associate Professor and Adjunct Professor Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Physical Therapy, Provo, UT