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Apr 18 2014

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service

Apr 17 2014

Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues

Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 27 2014

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Expo

Apr 27 2014

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Honors Reception

Apr 27 2014

SAE Car Show

Apr 28 2014

Energy Minor Information Session

Apr 29 2014

NYIT Connect-to-Tech High School Showcase

Veronica Southard, PT, DHSc, G.C.S.

Associate Professor



  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, Hunter College
  • Advanced M.S. Physical Therapy, Long Island University
  • DHSc University St. Augustine



  • Board certified specialist in Geriatrics


Academic Appointments

  • 1999-2005: Assistant Professor, NYIT
  • 2005-Present: Associate Professor, NYIT


Clinical Experiences

  • Clinical experience in rehabilitation, geriatrics, acute care, orthopedics, home health, pediatrics, and high risk medical management.
  • 1990-Present: Physical Therapist VNA of LI



  • Southard V, Davidson K, Shapiro R, Sita G, Vaccaro R, Walsh L, Assessment of a New Method of Cane Measurement: A Pilot Study.  In press: Acute Care Perspectives, 2009; 17: 21-25.
  • Southard V., Pharmacologic considerations in a medically complex, post hardware removal patient: A case study. Journal of Aging and Pharmacotherapy.2006 13; 83-93.
  • Southard V., A Randomized Control Trial of Efficacy Training in Older Adults as Compared to Balance Training Alone. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, January 2006.
  • Douris P., Southard V., Ferrigi, R., Grauer, J., Katz, D., Nascimento, C., Podbielski, P. The Effect of Phototherapy on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2006; 24 (3): 377-382.
  • Southard V., Dave, M., Blanco J., Gieger M., Hofferber A., Multiple Task Test as a Serial Measure of Falls in Older Adults.  Gait and  Posture. 2005; 22: 35 .
  • Southard, V., Megna, J., An older adult undergoing vestibular rehabilitation: A case study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics.  2004; 22: 45-61.
  • Douris P, Southard V, Varga Celia, Schauss W, Gennaro C, Reiss A.  The effects of land and aquatic exercise on balance scores in older adults.  Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2003; 26: 3-6.