UD Physical Therapy Faculty


Dr. John Scholz, PhD, PT
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware 
307 McKinly Lab. 
Newark, DE 19716 
office: (302) 831-6281
fax: (302) 831- 4234E-mail: jpscholz@udel.edu

Curriculum Vita

    Peter White Appications for Physical Therapy

Dr. Scholz received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis on motor control. Dr. Scholz is involved in the study of basic processes underlying movement coordination and studies aimed at characterizing movement coordination in patients with motor dysfunction.

Professional History
Professional Organizations/Societies
Courses Taught/Coordinated

Sept., 1983-Dec., 1986: Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Experimental Psychology: Motor Control.  Major Advisor: J. A. Scott Kelso, Ph.D.

1981-1983: The University of Connecticut, Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Developmental Psychobiology.

1976-1978: M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.  Major Advisor: Suzann K. Campbell, Ph.D., P.T.

1972-1973: The University of Pennsylvania School of Allied Medical Professions, Philadelphia, PA.  Certificate in Physical Therapy.

1968-1971: West Chester State College, West Chester, PA.  B.S. in Health Education.

1967-1968: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  Major: Education.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy  PT 002809
Delaware Physical Therapy J1-0000714


Sept., 2006-Present: Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE  19716

Sept., 1994-Aug. 2006: Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE  19716

Sept., 1988-Aug. 1994: Assistant Professor, School of Life & Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE  19716

Sept., 1986-Sept., 1988: Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA  30303

Sept., 1987-Sept., 1988: Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Behavior and Neurobiology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA  30303

Sept., 1980-Aug., 1981: Assistant Professor, Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

June, 1978-Aug., 1980: Instructor, Program in Physical Therapy, Division of Allied Health & Life Sciences, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX  78285


Oct., 1973-Aug., 1976: Staff Physical Therapist Elizabethtown Hospital for Children & Youth, Elizabethtown, PA.


Jan., 1984-Aug., 1986: Research Assistant, Office of Naval Research Grant N 00 14-83-K-0083: Functional Synergies in Voluntary Movement and Speech awarded to Haskins Laboratory, New Haven, CT.  Principal Investigator:  J.A. Scott Kelso, Ph.D.

Jan., 1997-Sept., 1997: Visiting Professor, Motor Control Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802: Collaborative research with Dr. Mark Latash.

2001-Present; International Society of Motor Control (ISMC)

1989-Present: Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

1986-2005: International Society for Ecological Psychology.

1973-Present: American Physical Therapy Association. 

1972-1980: Kappa Delta Pi.  (Honorary Society in Education).


2000-Present: Member, Board of Directors, Delaware Stroke Initiative (DSI)

2001-2006: Secretary, International Society of Motor Control (ISMC)

1996-Present: Editorial Board, Motor Control.

2000-Present: Manuscript Reviewer, Experimental Brain Research.

1994-Present: Manuscript Reviewer, Journal  of Motor Behavior.

1988-2004: Manuscript Reviewer, Physical Therapy.

1995-1997: Member, Research Committee of the Neurology Section, American Physical Therapy Association. 


PHYT 804: Neurophysiological Evaluation and Treatment.

PHYT 803: Coordinator of Medical Neurology Course

PHYT 623: Clinical Neuroscience, Motor Control Lectures

PHYT 630: Human Movement Control, Graduate Seminar


ISMC International Society of Motor Control

APTA Americal Physical Therapy Association

DSI Delaware Stroke Initiative

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