Director of Admissions and Program Evaluation
Office: Wing B, #229
Dr. Covington is a neurologic physical therapist and 2004 graduate of the DPT program. He joined the faculty in 2007. After completing his PhD in Educational Research and Policy Analysis at North Carolina State University, he now serves as the DPT program’s director of assessment and evaluation. Dr. Covington's experience as a neurologic PT is utilized in the classroom during our foundational examination and neurologic practice management course work.
Dr. Covington's research interests include professional curricular formation and assessment, collaborative student learning, and professional development of physical therapists.
PhD, Educational Research and Policy Analysis, North Carolina State University, 2015
DPT, Duke University, 2004
BS, Health & Exercise Science, Wake Forest University, 2001
PT 605: Professional Development I
PT 704: Neurologic Practice Management I
PT 713: Professional Development II
PT 804: Professional Development III
Dr. Covington has been board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists as Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2007. His regular clinical practice duties within the Duke Health System at the multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic.
Dr. Covington's research focuses on team-based models of early clinical education curricula for physical therapy student; team-based models of inter-professional clinical education; physical therapists’ conceptions of movement in their practice and expertise development; and the use of assessment and evaluation strategies in professional and inter-professional education.
Awards and honors
American Physical Therapy Association education section Adopt-a-Doc award, 2014
APTA Emerging Leader award, 2011
NCPTA delegate to the APTA House of Delegates, 2006-2014