News and Events

Jul 25 2014

NSF Awards Grant to NYIT Professor for Workshop on Gaming and Therapy

Jul 25 2014

Arkansas Higher Education Board Certifies New NYIT Medical School Site in Jonesboro

Jul 17 2014

Medical Students Transition from Classroom to Clinic

Jul 15 2014

NYIT Awards Research Grants

Jul 15 2014

NYIT’s M.S. in Instructional Technology Approved in Abu Dhabi

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.