Associate Clinical Professor and Senior Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Faculty
Office: 6J Robinson Hall
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Name: Christopher Cesario, PT, DPT, MBA
Title: Senior Director of Clinical Education; Associate Clinical Professor
Department: Physical Therapy Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
School/Center: School of Health Professions
• Bachelor of Sciences in Physical Therapy (Northeastern University)
• Master of Business Administration (Boston University)
• Doctor of Physical Therapy (Northeastern University)
• Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA, 1998-present
• Certified Clinical Instructor Program Trainer, 2014-present
• Social Media Basics for Healthcare Certificate, 2017
Dr. Chris Cesario started his clinical career in acute care at New England Baptist Hospital. Over his 8 years there, he treated patients in a variety of settings and diagnoses, including their subacute rehab unit, occupational health department and outpatient services. His primary clinical expertise was in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. He completed his MBA and after spending 5 years at the Boston University Physical Therapy Center, he changed careers to work in hospital administration in the Department of Surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. After almost 3 years in that role, he joined the faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences in the fall of 2010.
Dr. Cesario teaches in the administrative classes, focusing on leadership, administrative issues specific to physical therapists and business principles. He has also redesigned the clinical education matching process to be more holistic, using data from both students and clinical partners to find the best matches for all stakeholders.