Sandra Kaplan, PhD

School of Health Related Professions
Physical Therapy
Year Inducted Phone E-Mail 
2002 973-972-2459
Office Hours
Dr. Kaplan is providing consultation on preparing a MEG portfolio for nominees; information about what the MEG does; course and curriculum design; outcome measurement and evidence-based-practice between 9:30am -12:30pm, April 23. Email or call to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Kaplan received a BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 1978, an MS in Allied Health from Ohio State University in 1984, and her Ph.D. in Pathokinesiology from New York University in 1991. She is Assistant Director and Associate Professor in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, and Co-Director of the Newark Therapy Services Faculty Practice. She previously held academic appointments at West Virginia University and Long Island University, and was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2000. Dr. Kaplan’s academic and research interests are in pediatric rehabilitation and clinical outcome measures. Dr. Kaplan teaches in both the professional and post-graduate DPT programs. She provides training and consultation to the Newark Therapy Services physical and occupational therapists on providing school-based services. Dr. Kaplan has lectured frequently on the development of clinical outcome measures, evidence-based practice, and is in the process of writing a book, “Outcome Measures in Physical Therapy Practice”, at the request of F.A. Davis publishers. She has served on the national task force to develop outcome measure recommendations for the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Dr. Kaplan serves as an educational consultant for the APTA Section on Education, and is an on-site evaluator and team leader for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).