Esther M. Haskvitz, PT, PhD, ATC

Professor Physical Therapy

Contact Info

Email:  [email protected]        

Degree Information

 PhD, University of Virginia
 MS, Texas Woman’s University
 MEd, University of Virginia
 AB, Washington University in St. Louis

Dissertation title: Energy cost of assisted ambulation in older adults


Physical Therapy, Massachusetts license #8727
Athletic Training Certification

Courses Taught

 PTY 768 Capstone Experience: Case Report
 PTY 769 Capstone Experience: Faculty-Mentored Research Project


Research interests are in the areas of physical activity and clinical practice.


Mary McMillan Scholarship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association
Jane Walter Physical Therapy Award from Notre Dame College
National Athletic Trainers Association 25-Year Award
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Recent Publications

  • Chevan J, Haskvitz, EM. Reported characteristics of participants in physical therapy related clinical trials. Physical Therapy. 2015; 95 (6):884-890
  • Pathare N, Haskvitz EM, Selleck M. Comparison of measures of physical performance among young children who are healthy weight, overweight, or obese. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2013; 25(3):291-296
  • Pathare N, Haskvitz EM, Selleck M. 6 minute walk test performance in young children who are normal weight and overweight. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 2012; 23(4):12-18.
  • Van Alstyne LS, Harrington KL, Haskvitz EM. Physical therapist management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Physical Therapy. 2010; 90(12):1795-1806.
  • Chevan J, Haskvitz EM. Do as I do: exercise habits of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and student physical therapists. Physical Therapy. 2010; 90(5):726-734.
  • Johnson JH, Haskvitz EM, Brehm-Curtis BA. Applied Sports Medicine for Coaches. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.

Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association
Education Section Member
Section on Research Member
Sports Physical Therapy Section Member
American College of Sports Medicine
National Athletic Trainers Association


Sage Graduate Schools Curriculum Committee, ex officio member
Sage Institutional Review Board, ex officio member
Sage Research Institute Advisory Board, member
Section on Research of the American Physical Therapy Association, treasurer
Sports Physical Therapy Section, NY representative


I love being outside doing almost anything including hiking, biking, canoeing, and gardening. I also enjoy dancing (Cajun, zydeco, swing, tango, ballroom, contradancing) and I'm a beginning mandolin player. While keeping up with my professional reading consumes much of my reading time, I also enjoy reading fiction.