Nina S. Bradley, PhD, PT

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Associate Professor

Dr. Bradley earned a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and later finished both a MS and a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Psychobiology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO.

Dr. Bradley is interested in how sensory and motor functions develop and how the brain learns to coordinate movement. Her academic work has focused on motor control, movement in chicks and kittens, and the development of embryos. She received the Division’s Outstanding Teacher Award for Academic Faculty in 2016 and serves as director of the Motor Control Development Laboratory.


  • University of Colorado, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Psychobiology, 1988
  • University of California, Los Angeles, PhD in Kinesiology, 1986
  • University of California, Los Angeles, MS in Kinesiology, 1983
  • University of Southern California, BS in Physical Therapy, 1975

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