Dr. Diane Fitzpatrick, PT, DPT, MS, GSC, CEEAA is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University, a Master of Science in physical therapy with a focus in orthopedics from Boston University, and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Northeastern University. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in Geriatrics and is certified by the Academy of Geriatrics, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as an Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA).
Dr. Fitzpatrick teaches in a variety of areas including geriatric physical therapy, health care systems, leadership and administration, and global health. Areas of scholarly inquiry include service-learning, global experiential learning, health policy, safe patient handling, fall risk and geriatric physical therapy education. She is active in contemporary clinical practice, most recently in the area of home health. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s awards include Northeastern University, Bouvé College Distinguished Educator Award and Northeastern University’s Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Excellence in Community Engagement Award. Dr. Fitzpatrick is an active member of the APTA of Massachusetts and serves as a district representative.