Micah D. Josephson, PhD

Dr. Josephson has been a health/fitness professional and exercise physiologist since 2002 and has worked almost exclusively with special populations and older adults. His experience and professional development have guided his desire to help cultivate the next generation of healthcare professionals. His teaching centers around maximizing comprehension by promoting active learning through discussion, projects, and integration and application of course material.

Dr. Josephson has extensive training in neuromuscular control of movement.


PhD Applied Physiology, 2018, University of Delaware
MS Exercise and Sport Physiology, 2011, West Chester University
BA Psychology, 2000, University of Iowa

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Josephson, M.D., Knight, C.A.. Comparison of neural excitation measures from the surface electromyogram during rate-dependent muscle contractions. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. November 2018. doi:10.1016/J.JELEKIN.2018.11.004
  • Josephson, M.D., Williams, J.G., 2017. Functional - Strengthening : A Pilot Study on Balance Control Improvement in Community - Dwelling Older Adults. Monten. J . Sport.Sci . Med 6, 75–78. https://doi.org/10.26773/mjssm.2017.09.010
  • Sibson, B., Daniels, R., Howard, S., Josephson, M.D., Knight, C.A., 2018. High Speed Cycling and the Law of Initial Values in Parkinson’s Disease. Int. J. Exerc. Sci. Conf. Proc. 9., Mid-Atlantic ACSM 2017




Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Alvernia University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 610-568-1546 or email christopher.wise@alvernia.edu.

For more information regarding the process of accreditation, please contact the:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-706-3245
Email: accreditation@apta.org

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