Physical Therapy Department

Mary Therese Novak




Mary Therese Novak graduated from Russell Sage College with a BS in Physical Therapy and then earned an MBA in Health Systems Administration from Union College, followed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Utica College in 2017. She has practiced physical therapy for over twenty years, primarily in the area of orthopedics, aquatics and health and wellness. She joined the Nazareth College Physical Therapy faculty in 1998, on a part-time basis, and has had an integral role in the development and operations of many of the Nazareth College pro bono clinics both on and off campus. In summer 2016 she became full time as Director of Clinical Education.

Dr. Novak’s current research interests include group exercise, running analysis, perturbation training, and interprofessional education/collaboration