Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT, MSHCM, FNAP, FAPTA

Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Cheryl Resnik Web Photo 2012

(323) 442-2868



Mailing Address:

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Current Research:

Professional Interests
Dr. Resnik is Director of Community Outreach and oversees a pro bono clinic, USC PT Fit Families, dedicated to wellness and prevention for the local community. Now in its eighth year of operation, USC PT Fit Families has been selected as a signature program with guaranteed funding for five years.  She is the Division representative to the USC Health Science Campus Interprofessional Education Committee which is currently working to create a Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education,Research, and Practice at the University. In addition to her workat the University, she has a long history of leadership in the profession serving as president of the CPTA and vice president of two Sections. She is currently the Chair of the National Interprofessional Education Consortium within ACAPT and is the Chair of the APTA Ethics and Judicial Committee. In the classroom,Dr. Resnik is incorporating mindfulness meditation and motivational interviewing as both personal and clinical skills for the first year DPT students. 
  • University of Southern California Doctor of Physical Therapy – 1997
  • California State University – Los Angeles M.S. in Health Care Management – 1990
  • University of Maryland B.S. in Physical Therapy 1972 – 1974
  • Ohio State University 1970 – 1972
Selected Publications



  • Wise HH, Frost JS, Resnik C, Davis BP, IglarshZA, Interprofessional Education: An Exploration in Physical Therapist Education, J Phys Ther Educ.2015;29(2):72-83. 
  • Reilly JM, Aranda M, Segal-Gidan F, Halle A, Han PP, Harris P,Jordan MK, Mulligan R, Resnik C, Tsai K, WilliamsB, Cousineau MR, Assessment of Student Interprofessional Education (IPE) Training for Team-Based Geriatric Home Care: Does IPE Training Change Students' Knowledge and Attitudes? Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 33:4, 177-193, 2014.                                                            
  • Zigler JE, Resnik CD, Carroll L, Ramirez A,Atkins MS, Thompson L, Rehabilitation, In Spine Trauma,2nd Edition, Zigler, Eismont, Garfin, Vaccaro, Eds.,AAOS, 2011.
  • Resnik C, Communicating with Skill, In Management and Supervisory Principles for Physical Therapists,3rd ed, Nosse and Friberg, Eds., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  • Baum K, Resnik C, Wu J, Roey S, Implementing Change in Health Professions Education: Stakeholder Analysis and Coalition Building. J Vet Med Educ. 34(2), 2007:79-84. 
  • Davenport TE, Kulig K, Resnik C. Diagnosing pathology to decide the appropriateness of physical therapy: What'sour role? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2006;36(1):1-2. 
  • Davenport TE, Watts HG, Kulig K, Resnik C.Current status and correlates of physicians' referral diagnoses for physical therapy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005;35(9):572-579. 
  • Kovacek P, Hack L, Hillyer D, Iglarsh ZA, Nosse L, Powers D,Resnik C. Leadership, Administration and Management Preparation: A White Paper, The Resource, Vol 29, No. 1, 8-13, 1999