Courtney Jeffries, PT, DPT, NCS

Courtney Jeffries
Faculty Development Resident; Instructor, Medical Center

Dr. Courtney Jeffries attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed her BA in Exercise and Sport Science.  She received her master and doctorate of physical therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Jeffries is an American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. She has served as a co-director and mentor for the Duke Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency, and as a mentor for the Duke Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. Additionally, she has served on the Stroke Care Redesign Team, Spine Center Leadership Council, Duke Clinical Education Focus Group, and Duke University DPT Clinical Education Advisory Council. She is a clinical educator for Duke DPT Student Team Experience in Practice. Dr. Jeffries has had the opportunity to participate in international collaborations at the International Clinical Educator Conference in Bergen, Norway as well as deliver physical therapy services to pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients during a medical mission trip to Uganda, Africa.  Dr. Jeffries is currently completing a Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency at Duke as she aspires to foster development of the expertise necessary to provide exceptional physical therapy services to a pediatric patient population. Her clinical focus is primary in neurology and pediatrics. She also has an interest and passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010    
MS, Master of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
BA, Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Summa Cum Laude, 2006


o    Introduction to Patient Exam PT 634
o    Cultural Determinants of Health and Health Disparities Small Group Facilitator PT 635
o    Exercise Prescription in the Continuum of Care PTD 638
o    Foundational Neurologic Practice- PT 646
o    Foundational Pediatrics PTD 732
o    PT Professional Practice V PTD 734
o    Advanced Exercise Prescription in Neurorehabilitation PTD 742C
o    Manual Therapy in Neurorehabilitation PTD 742D
o    Pediatrics Advanced Therapeutic Handling PTD 745A
o    Pediatrics Advanced Clinical Reasoning PTD 745B


Acute Care–adult neuroscience step-down and intensive care units and pediatric units in the Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy of Duke Health; Outpatient- pediatrics at Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital

Awards and Recognition

o    Duke DPT Affiliate Clinical Faculty, 2017
o    Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, 2014
o    APTA Basic and Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2014