Chris Sebelski PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Dr. Sebelski earned two doctorate degrees, a PhD in Higher Education and Leadership from Saint Louis University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She holds multiple professional certifications, including board-certified orthopedic specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and credentialed clinical instructor from the American Physical Therapy Association. Her latest research interests consider the physical therapy field as a whole, and her most recent publications include a report on the quality of abstracts in physical therapy literature and an analysis of perceptions of leader self-efficacy of academic and clinical physical therapists.


  • Saint Louis University, PhD in Higher Education and Leadership, 2015
  • University of Southern California, Fellowship in Education and Leadership, 2006–08
  • University of Southern California, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 1998
  • Truman State University, BS in Exercise Science, 1993

To learn more about Dr. Sebelski’s work with USC, please visit this page.