Michael Buck joined the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in July 2019 as founding chair of the Physical Therapy Department, which is part of the college's new School of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Buck comes to Binghamton from Ithaca College, where he spent the past 27 years in a variety of roles including coordinator of Ithaca’s First Year Seminar program, faculty trustee to the Board of Trustees, acting associate dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, and most recently as director and chair of the physical therapy program.
He is a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist. Additionally, he is certified in the McKenzie Method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy from the McKenzie Institute of America.
- PhD, educational leadership: higher education, Trident University
- MS, physical therapy, Arcadia University
- BA, biology, Canisius College
- Use of technology in teaching
- Stress, anxiety and success in physical therapy education
- Team based learning in physical therapy education
- Curriculum development and assessment in education
- Physical therapy for patients with spinal pain, specifically mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT)
- Physical therapy for patients with injuries resulting from participation in sports
- Examination and rehabilitation of spinal dysfunction
- Physical agents and electrical stimulation
- Professional development
- Clinical decision-making skills
- Certified athletic trainer
- Certified strength and conditioning specialist
- Certified in the McKenzie Method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy from the McKenzie Institute of America