Nora Fritz, PhD, PT, DPT, NCS

Nora Fritz, PhD, PT, DPT, NCS

Director of Research & Associate Professor

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 2324





Physical Therapy


Director of Research, Department of Health Care SciencesAssociate Professor, Physical Therapy, Department of Health Care SciencesAssociate Professor, Neurology, School of MedicineFaculty, Translational Neuroscience Program

Nora Fritz, PhD, PT, DPT, NCS

Degrees and Certifications


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health in Rehabilitation Sciences with a specialization in Neuroscience and Translational Science, The Ohio State University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University 
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Miami University


  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) Certification (No. 44032)
  • Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Michigan (Reg No. 5501017357)


  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • European Huntington's Disease Network
  • Huntington Study Group
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

Primary Research Interest

Dr. Fritz’s research interests include examining the influence of cognition on mobility and exploring exercise interventions to improve function in individuals with neurologic conditions. She is particularly interested in linking clinically observable function to structural imaging and predicting the outcomes of exercise interventions using neuroimaging. Her lab is funded by the National Institutes of Health, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, TEVA, and the Michigan Physical Therapy Association.



Recent Publications

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Laboratory Web Site

Neuroimaging and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (NNL)

Courses taught by Nora Fritz, PhD, PT, DPT, NCS

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