Collection OH136 - Marilyn Moffat Oral History


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Marilyn Moffat Oral History


  • 2011-05-19 (Creation)


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(Born 1940)

Biographical history

Marilyn Moffat is a Full Professor of Physical Therapy in the Department at New York University, where she directs both the professional doctoral program (DPT) and the post-professional graduate master's degree program in pathokinesiology. Dr. Marilyn Moffat, a recognized leader in the United States and internationally, is a practitioner, a teacher, a consultant, a leader, and an author. She received her baccalaureate degree from Queens College and her physical therapy certificate and PhD degree from New York University. She has been in private practice for forty years and currently practices in the New York area.
Dr. Moffat completed a six-year term as the President of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1997. Prior to that she had served on the APTA Board of Directors for six years and also as President of the New York Physical Therapy Association for four years. During her term as President of the APTA she played a major role in the development of the Association's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and was project editor of the Second Edition of the Guide. Dr. Moffat is immediate Past-president of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, and she coordinated the efforts to develop international guidelines for physical therapist educational programs and standards of physical therapy practice around the world. She established the APTA Section on Geriatric’s Certification Program for Physical Therapists as Exercise Experts for Aging Adults and served as its first co-chair for four years. Source:

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Interview conducted by Susan Deusinger of the Physical Therapy Department, WUSM.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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