Regine Rossi Joins Department of Physical Therapy Faculty

December 1, 2023
Regine Rossi

Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Regine Rossi, PT, DPT, PhD, CSCS, as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Rossi is a 2020 graduate of the Department’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

“The Baylor Department of Physical Therapy is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Rossi back to Baylor as faculty,” said Brian A. Young, PT, DSc, Interim Chair for the Department of Physical Therapy. “We look forward to utilizing her experiences from being a hybrid DPT student and her knowledge in curriculum and instruction as we further raise Baylor Physical Therapy to be the exemplar hybrid DPT student learning experience.”

Rossi is an active physical therapy practitioner. She currently serves as a physical therapist for Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida, and in addition to her Baylor DPT, completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency with Results Physical Therapy and Training Center in Sacramento. Rossi is a Certified Performance and Sport Scientist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and since 2020, she has served as an Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology for the University of Connecticut. She has also served as an adjunct with the Baylor DPT program since 2022.

Prior to her entry into the field of physical therapy, Rossi’s career centered on education. She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from New York University, and her Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida. From 2012 to 2020, Rossi served as an Assistant Professor of Education at St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York. Her combined expertise as both an educational specialist and physical therapy practitioner lend Rossi an exceptional skillset as a faculty member in the Baylor program—which prides itself in both the preparedness of its alumni and the quality of its innovative hybrid educational experience.

Rossi, who lives in south Florida with her family, enjoys outdoor adventures including snorkeling, paddling, and horse riding, in addition to reading, exercise, and watching college football alongside her three rescue pups.

“As a graduate of the Baylor hybrid program, I am beyond delighted to have this opportunity to return home,” she said. “I know well the commitment to serving others with love and respect that Baylor DPT students and faculty live out every day, and it’s a privilege to be a part of it.”