Director of Assessment and Program Evaluation
Office: 311 Trent Drive
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.
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
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email email@example.com.