Rajiv Dalal

Director, Clinical Education

Dr. Dalal is featured in ACUE’s modules: Preparing an Effective Syllabus, Developing Fair, Consistent, and Transparent Grading Practices, Developing and Using Rubrics and Checklists, and Using Student Achievement and Feedback to Improve Your Teaching.

Dalal currently serves as the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. His main teaching focuses are in the areas of orthopedics, medical screening, and diagnostic imaging. He has spent most of his career in the outpatient orthopedic environment, focusing on manual therapy and serving as a clinical instructor for student internships. Dalal is also a strong advocate for Ayurveda and Yoga, utilizing these valued practices for the betterment of his patients and those around him. His research interests involve the incorporation of these traditional eastern approaches into conventional physical therapy management paradigms.

Dalal earned his BA in Biology from Northwestern University. He spent two years studying Philosophy and Education in a traditional ashram model in a spiritual hermitage outside Mumbai, India. Upon returning to the United States, Dalal completed his MS in Physical Therapy from the University of South Florida and then attained a ScD in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He completed his Certification in Orthopedic and Manual Therapy specializing in the spine from the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine.