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Dr. Nicole Marquez

Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Physical Therapy
Office Location: Rinker Health Science Campus 220
Phone: (714) 532- 7703
University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts
Chapman University, Doctor of Physical Therapy


Dr. Nicole Marquez is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Chapman University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. She graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006 from Chapman University. Dr. Marquez completed extensive training in orthopedics after graduating from Chapman’s DPT program. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and treats patients part-time at outpatient orthopedic clinics while teaching full-time at Chapman University. Her academic area of interest is anatomy dissection and orthopedics. In addition, Dr. Marquez possesses a great passion for the advancement of physical therapy in developing countries. She has taught continuing education courses in El Salvador, Peru, and Costa Rica. Her current research interest is to identify successful teaching methods when teaching in developing countries in order to expand physical therapy knowledge globally. In addition, she is active in her own local community educating perspective first generation college students. Dr. Marquez is also active in several associations including Health Volunteers Overseas, American Association of Clinical Anatomists, and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Courses Taught:

Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program
PT510L Human Anatomy Lab
PT522L Neuroanatomy lab
PT530 Physical Therapy Examination
PT 535 Musculoskeletal Practice Management I
PT610 Human Anatomy II

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Lam JT, Marquez N, Nordt SP, Gutierrez MA. IPE Case Study and Guide – Infectious Diseases, Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Abuse: Viral Hepatitis, Substance Abuse, and Depression. In: Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, 11th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Eds). Chapters 80, 86, 90. 2017.