DPT Program Faculty


Robin R Zappin, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Robin R Zappin

Robin R Zappin received her PT degree from Boston University, her Masters from New York University and her Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to coming to Alvernia, Dr. Zappin was a Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Long Island University. Dr. Zappin has treated patients in a variety of settings including: acute care, post-acute care, outpatient, private practice, and home care.

Prior to relocating back to Philadelphia, Dr. Zappin’s clinical and research interests were in Burn rehabilitation and teaching. Dr. Zappin has 7 peer reviewed publications and has presented numerous times at various Medical and Physical Therapy conferences. Dr. Zappin has also presented her research internationally to the World Congress of Physical Therapist in Yokohama, Japan. Dr. Zappin has been awarded the Salant Award for Clinical Research from the New York Physical Therapy Association.

Since 1994, Dr. Zappin has been lecturing on Burn Rehabilitation to physical therapy programs in the tri-state area and has been involved in teaching continuing education lectures and workshops. Dr. Zappin is married with two children and enjoys doing her Ashtanga Yoga practice, traveling, cooking, and being outdoors with her family.

Effective November 12, 2014, Alvernia University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

Contact Info

Dr. Robin Zappin, PT, Ed.D
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education & Assistant Professor

    Phone: 610-796-5621

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