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MA, Pathokinesiology

Our MA alumni are practitioners, researchers, facility supervisors, and faculty for physical therapy programs. Learn more from three graduates of our master's program.

Saam Eslami wearing graduation attire.

I have two physical therapy clinics and the education I received from NYU highly influences my daily clinical practice. An NYU degree represents a high-quality standard of clinical practice and this is what I always feel from my patients' satisfaction.

Saam Eslami (MA '03)
Stefan Schmid

The MA in Pathokinesiology provided me with the necessary tools for conducting independent research in human movement biomechanics and satisfied the requirements for admission to a PhD in Biomechanics at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, which I completed in 2016. Since graduating, I've developed and validated the first musculoskeletal full-body models including a detailed thoracolumbar spine for children and adolescents aged 6-18 years. These models will provide an important basis for future investigations on pediatric spinal pathologies.

Stefan Schmid (MA '09)
Firdevs Torlak standing behind a podium.

My master's degree became a milestone to accessing my PhD. I'm now pursuing my doctorate in Clinical Exercise Science at Potsdam University in Germany.

Firdevs Torlak (MA '10)