Chris Sebelski, PhD, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Chris Sebelski


Phone: (314) 977-8724

Allied Health Building
Room 1026
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Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Truman State University

Fellowship in Education and Leadership
University of Southern California

Chris Sebelski is an Associate Professor at the Program in Physical Therapy at the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. She is active within the musculoskeletal curriculum with an emphasis on clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis, and visual analysis. She facilitates courses within the inter-professional education curriculum focusing on content in ethics and application courses with inter-professional teams of students. Research interests include presentations and publications on evidence based practice, visual analysis of human movement, critical thinking applied to various regions, and as an editor of published textbook on differential diagnosis for the physical therapist. Dr. Sebelski graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 1998 and became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics in 2002. She was recertified in 2012. She earned her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in 2000. In 2013, she became a Fellow of the Education Leadership Institute of the APTA and is currently pursuing her PhD in Higher Education and Leadership at Saint Louis University.

Professional Associations
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Courses Taught
Patient Management
Patient Management II
Musculoskeletal Conditions IV
Manual Therapy Seminar

Research Interests
Leadership characteristics, behaviors
Self Efficacy
Utilization of evidence based practice principles
Clinical reasoning/critical thinking
Visual Analysis of human movement


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