Associate Clinical Professor
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 754
Maria Benedetto has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years. Her primary clinical experience is in pediatrics. Currently, she is working with a team to develop a clinical assessment tool, the Timed Obstacle Assessment Tool (TOAT), that measures balance and functional mobility for children with mobility problems. Teaching responsibilities are primarily in the entry level DPT program and include motor control & motor learning, growth & development, pediatrics, and posture & balance. She also teaches in the Pathways to Health Professions for pre-PT students. She teaches an online course for health care providers in Alternative Movement Therapies for the Complimentary Integrative Therapies Certificate Program.
Children with mobility problems.
Ms. Benedetto is active in the American Physical Therapy Association and participates in activities related to international service learning for students.