Chris Patterson, Ph.D. (ABD), PT, DPT, OCS

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Phone: (626) 815-6000
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Chris Patterson, Ph.D. (ABD), PT, DPT, OCS, completed his DPT in 2006 at Azusa Pacific University. While working in an outpatient orthopaedic clinic in 2009, he earned his board certification in orthopaedic physical therapy. He began teaching in the area of biomechanics and human movement at Cal Poly Pomona in 2012, and transitioned to teaching in the physical therapy program at APU in 2013. Patterson remains active in the clinic and was recently accepted into the Movement Performance Institute fellowship program. His areas of expertise include orthopaedics, kinesiology/biomechanics, and movement analysis.


  • DPT, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.S., Arizona State University


  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Physical Therapy


  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Movement Analysis
  • Orthopedics

Courses Taught

  • PT 718 – Clinical Skills IA
  • PT 722 – Clinical Skills IB
  • PT 778 – Diagnostic Imaging