Liz Poppert, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

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Faculty Profile

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy


(323) 442-2900

Mailing Address

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

Professional Interests

Liz Poppert blends academics, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California, and clinical work at her Santa Monica private practice. Her university teaching, continuing education courses and publications aim to educate practitioners to apply best evidence, biomechanics and principles therapeutic exercise to maximize patient outcomes with rehabilitative exercise programs especially for individuals with low back pain and running related injuries. She has served as director of the Therapeutic Exercise course since 2005, mentors in the orthopedic residency program and guest lectures in clinical courses. She is certified as an ACSM Fitness Specialist and United States Track and Field Level One Coach. She is avid recreational runner and enjoys training and competing with the Track Club of Los Angeles.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2004
  • Master of Science, Physical Therapy, Simmons College, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, Sport and Exercise Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1988