Jeffrey M. Hoder, PT, DPT

Jeff Hoder
Director of Student Affairs; Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Core Faculty
Interprofessional Education and Care Building (IPE)

Dr. Hoder’s specific area of expertise is in adult neurological rehabilitation related to the examination and management of adults with neurological deficits. As a clinician and educator, his philosophy is to train compassionate and critical physical therapy clinical scientists to evaluate and manage individuals with complex neurological disorders. He strives to teach students to self-assess, self-correct, and self-direct to become lifelong independent learners; to guide students to become critical appraisers of medical information, research and technology; and to train students to treat individuals with the utmost respect and dignity.

His clinical areas focus on the management of adults with movement disorders, central vestibular dysfunction, and in coordinating interdisciplinary education within the emergency department. He specializes in the evaluation and management of gait and balance issues for individuals with movement disorders.


  • DPT, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University, summa cum laude, 2003

  • MSPT, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University, 1998

  • BA, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1993


Adult neurological rehabilitation; after-hours emergency department clinic interprofessional education; clinical research partnerships


Dr. Hoder’s research interests lie in determining best clinical practice for the evaluation and management of individuals with movement disorders, particularly those with Parkinson’s disease and freezing of gait. He collaborates with other clinical researchers across the country and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to Parkinson’s disease and central vestibular dysfunction.

Awards and honors

  • MDS Allied Health Professional Summer School: Physiotherapy for people with Parkinson’s disease, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2013; One of two delegates selected from the United States.

  • Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP) certification, National Parkinson’s Foundation, 2012

  • Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery PWR! Certified clinician, 2011

  • “Crystal Apple” Award for Excellence in Professional School Education, Emory University, 2009

  • LSVT Big Certified Clinician, 2009

  • Polestar Pilates Trained, 2007

  • UMDNJ Outstanding Alumnus, Physical Therapy Department, 2005

  • NYU Medical Center Physical Therapy Department Honors, Educational Endeavor, 2000, 2001, 2003

  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2002

  • Neuro-developmental Therapy Training (NDT Trained Therapist), 2000