Jillian Kulinski

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of DPT Clinical Education

Jillian grew up in the Boston area, and attended Simmons University for her DPT degree. She relocated to the west coast, and spent several years in Portland, OR working in hospital-based outpatient practice, as well as teaching in 2 DPT programs, and serving as a Director of Clinical Education (DCE) for a developing PTA program. Her clinical background and current practice is in neurologic rehabilitation, with a further specialty in vestibular rehabilitation. Her current passion and area of expertise is in clinical education, and helping students transition from the classroom to the clinic.

In her free time, you'll find Jillian running or hiking with her husband and their dog.


  • Quinnipiac University: Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies
  • Simmons University: Doctorate of Physical Therapy


  • FSBPT: Licensed Physical Therapist
  • ABPTS: Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
  • APTA: Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP), Levels I & II
  • APTA: Credentialed Clinical Trainer (Level 1)
  • AHA: Basic Life Support (BLS) (CPR & AED)


  • Professional Seminar Series: DPT 612, DPT 613, DPT 712
  • Clinical Education: DPT 701, DPT 792, DPT 793


  • APTA's Combined Sections Meeting (2024) Poster Presentation: "A Survey of Clinical Instructor's Self-Reported Modeling of Evidence-Based Practice during Student Clinical Experience"
  • APTA of MA Conference (2023): Therapy Talk: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Clinical Physical Therapy Practice

Area of Expertise

  • Neurologic and Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Education

Community Engagement

  • APTA member
  • Vestibular SIG member
  • ANPT member