Mark Armstrong-Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the Holland School of Sciences & Mathematics
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Mark Armstrong

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy College of Health Professions Physical Therapy


  • BS in Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
  • MS in Adult Education, Troy State University
  • MA in Theological Studies, Liberty University
  • DPT, Creighton University

Dr. Armstrong received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. He earned a Master of Science in Adult Education from Troy State University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University. He did his transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Creighton University.

Dr. Armstrong served in the US Air Force and retired as a Lt. Col. He practiced physical therapy in the military for 22 years.  He earned his certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1994. His areas of expertise are in orthopedics, foundational skills, clinical reasoning and physical therapy interventions. Dr. Armstrong assisted and taught courses at the University level for many years to include Hardin-Simmons, Creighton University and recently at Texas Tech University.

He has practiced physical therapy in numerous settings from home health, acute care, outpatient and private practice. He has done book reviews for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Journal. His research interests are in spinal stabilization, orthopedic special tests and screening in the primary care setting. At Hardin-Simmons his teaching responsibilities include Clinical Diagnosis and Management, Clinical Anatomy, Medical screening and Pharmacology.

Dr. Armstrong has a special personal interest in Diabetes education and management. He loves to play the guitar and read Christian apologetics. He is married to Gale Armstrong and has three grown children (2 girls and 1 boy).  Two are in the Hardin-Simmons’ business program.

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