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Kimberly Morelli

Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director    

Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Emory University

Masters in Physical Therapy
Emory University,

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Oglethorpe University


Courses Taught

  • Gross Anatomy I and II
  • Functional Anatomy I and II
  • PT Interventions III
  • PT Interventions IV
  • PT Management: Musculoskeletal Series I-IV
  • Professional Practice II
  • Clinical Internships I-V
  • PT Elective: Advanced Musculoskeletal
  • Evidence Based Practice II and III

Professional Service Activities

  • Member of the APTA and PTAG
  • Curriculum Committee Chair for Department of Physical Therapy
  • Academic Affairs Committee Chair for Department of Physical Therapy
  • Member of Admissions Committee for Department of Physical Therapy
  • Member of Academic Affairs Committee for Lewis School
  • Member of Interprofessional Education Committee for Lewis School
  • Service with Farmworker Family Health Project annually in Moultrie Georgia

Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient, Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Outstanding University Program 2016. GSU Physical Therapy Community Practice in Nicaragua: An Intensive Study Abroad Program to Explore Cultural Perspectives and Problem- Solving in a Rural Coffee Growing Community, February 2016.


  • Morelli, K.M.,D. Garcia, L.B. Brown, A.K. Farthing, J.L. Miller, and G.L. Warren. Clinical measures predicting knee extensor muscle activation during a maximal voluntary isometric contraction. J Exerc Sports Orthop 2015; 2(4): 1-10. DOI:
  • Morelli K.M., Carrelli M., Nunez M.A., Smith C.A., Warren G.L. (2015) Addition of hip exercises to treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: A meta-analysis. World J Meta-Anal 2015; 3(2): 118-124. DOI:
  • Chen, Y., Caldwell, M., Dickerhoof, E., Hall, A., Odakura, B., Morelli, K.M., & Fanchiang, H. (2014). Game analysis, validation, and potential application of EyeToy Play and Play 2 to upper-extremity rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Research and Practice. PMID: 25610652.
  • Adler, B., Brown, L.B., Morelli, K.M., & Warren, G.L. (2012) Effect of NSAID use on muscle injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci. Sports Exerc. 44:S566, 2012.