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Kristen Mooney, PT, DPT, NCS

Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Kristen Mooney joined Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in February 2020 as director of clinical education for the Division of Physical Therapy within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. She comes from a clinical position working as a physical therapist in the Binghamton area for more than 20 years. She specializes in the treatment of patients with neurologic diagnoses.

Mooney's areas of interest include Parkinson’s disease, balance, concussion and stroke rehabilitation. She frequently served as a clinical instructor and mentor to students, which drew her to the role at Decker College.


  • PhD, community research and action, Binghamton University (expected May 2024)
  • DPT, University of Montana
  • MS, physical therapy, Ithaca College
  • BS, clinical science, Ithaca College

Research Interests

  • Best practices in clinical education
  • First full-time clinical education experiences
  • Clinical outcomes in the treatment of patients with neurologic conditions

Clinical Interests

  • Physical therapy for patients with neurologic conditions, specifically Parkinson’s Disease, vestibular, concussion, stroke and multiple sclerosis

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical education
  • Physical therapy in the adult neurologic patient population
  • Professional development

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Professional organizations/awards

  • Certified as a neurologic clinical specialist by the ABPTS
  • LSVT BIG trained clinician
  • ImPact trained clinician