Elizabeth Murphy

Associate Professor of Practice of Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
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About Me

Dr. Murphy has been a physical therapist since 2009 practicing primarily in the inpatient acute rehabilitation setting. She started as an adjunct faculty member at Simmons University in 2012 as a lab assistant and tutorial leader before accepting the position as the Co-Director of Clinical Education in 2014. Dr. Murphy has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2006.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Simmons University
  • Bachelor of Science Nutrition, University of Rhode Island


  • APTA CI Credentialed: 2011
  • ACBIS Brain Injury Certified: 2010-2011

What I Teach

  • DPT 701 Clinical Experience 1
  • DPT 892 Clinical Experience 2
  • DPT 893 Clinical Experience 3
  • DPT 612 Professional Seminar Series 
  • DPT 613 Professional Seminar Series
  • DPT 712 Professional Seminar Series
  • DPT 713 Professional Seminar Series
  • DPT 811 Professional Seminar Series

Research/Creative Activities

  • Student perception of professional behaviors for the 21st century. 
  • Perception of PT specific Professional Behaviors across time and generations; 
  • Self reported levels of empathy in PT students during the course of study at two Boston area schools

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • APTA Since 2006
  • NEC-ACCE Since 2014