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Marie A Johanson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Associate Director
Divison of Physical Therapy

Phone:(404) 727-6581
Email: (University)


Dr. Marie Johanson is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She completed her professional training in physical therapy at Emory University in 1982 and earned a post-professional master's degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (1991) and a PhD in Higher Education (2003) from Georgia State University. She has been a certified orthopedic specialist since 1994.

Dr. Johanson's primary teaching responsiblities within the DPT program are Course Director for Health Promotion, Wellness and Prevention: Individual level (DPT 700), Course Director for Evidenced Based Practice (DPT 765), Instructor for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (DPT 800), Instructor for Clinical Research I and II (DPT 915 and DPT 925), and Instructor for Health Promotion, Wellness and Prevention: Community level (DPT 920). Her research focuses on the relationship between lower extremity impairments and gait kinetics/kinematics and the effect of physical therapist interventions on lower extremity impairments and gait. Dr. Johanson also serves on the Orthopaedic Specialty Council , American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.


2003Ph.D.Higher EducationAtlanta, GA, USA
1991M.S.Physical TherapyAtlanta, GA, USA
1979B.A.Physical EducationBerkeley, CA, USA


01/1992BREG AwardOrthopaedic and Sports Sections, American Physical Therapy Association


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