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Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Health Sciences
3034 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
Office: (919)843-8680 Fax: (919)966-3678

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  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
  • MSPT, Physical Therapy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983
  • BS, Physical Therapy, The University of Florida, 1979
  • BA, Psychology, Miami University, 1976

Research Interests

  • Treatment of lower extremity injuries
  • Influence of foot orthoses on injury and balance
  • Prevention of paratrooper landing ankle injuries


  • PHYT 875 – Advanced Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment
  • HMSC 790 – Advanced Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • PHYT 870 – Integrated Clinical Experiences for 3rd year DPT students
  • Lectures and modules on the foot and ankle in the DPT program
  • Orthopedic Residency modules on foot/ankle, pharmacology/radiology, and final journal article submission

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Therapy Association, 1980 to present
    • Section Membership: Orthopaedic, 1986 to present
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, 1981 to present


  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2007.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.
  • Alumnus of the Year, College of Health Professions, University of Florida, 1996.
  • Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty, American Physical Therapy Association, 1991.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University, 1975.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Miami University, 1974.
  • Psi Chi Psychology Honorary, Miami University, 1975.


Michael Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA