Jeffrey Kyle Covington
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Covington is a neurologic physical therapist and 2004 graduate of the Duke DPT Program. He joined the faculty in 2007 and served as the Associate Director of Clinical Education from 2007-2014.  During that time he led  DPT Clinical STEPs® (Student Team Experience in Practice) course series in the first six semesters of the curriculum which places teams of students in clinical practice during their course work.  The creation of this new clinical education curricular format included significant educational program planning, assessment and evaluation.   In 2015, Dr. Covington completed his PhD in Educational Research and Policy Analysis at North Carolina State University.  Study emphases included adult learning theory, educational program planning and assessment.  In 2015 Dr. Covington was named the Duke DPT Program's Director of Assessment and Evaluation.  In addition, 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 in collaborative student learning, and professional development of physical therapists and their embodied use of movement in expert practice.  

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