Assistant Clinical Professor
Director, Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Programs

516S Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-9056
Email: john.dewitt@osumc.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Sports Physical Therapy

Courses Taught

Autumn Semester
  • PT 7215:  Musculoskeletal diagnosis and Mgt I, 4 credits (Lecturer)
Spring Semester
  • PT 8210: Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Mgt II, 6 credits (Lecturer)
  • PT 8612: Adv Sports PT, 1 credit (Course Coordinator, Lecturer) 
  • PT 8674: Advanced Therapeutic Interventions and Progression, 1 credit (Lecturer)
  • PT 8670: Imaging, 2 credits (Course Co-Coordinator)
Summer Semester
  • PT 8999: Thesis, 2 credits (Advisor)

Major Awards

  • Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, Inaugural “Outstanding Alumni” Award, 2012
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association “Physical Therapist of the Year,” Award, 2008
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Section, “New Horizon” Award, 2008

Research Focus

Post-professional education, Hip Arthroscopy Outcomes

Recent Publications

DeWitt JJ, Vidale T, Hamstring injuries, operative and non-operative management. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Nov;9(6):798-812
DeWitt JJ, M Salsbery. Emergency Sports Examination, Orthopaedic Clinical Exam. Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois – 2016
DeWitt JJ, Kohlrieser D, Extra-articular Hip Pathology in  Fernandez-de-las-Penas C, Cleland JA, Dommerholt J, Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes of the Upper and Lower Quadrants: An Evidence and Clinical-Informed Approach. Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  2015

Recent Presentations

Apke T, Cherny C, Dewitt JJ, Kidder M, McHugh R, Siles A. To Teach Is to Learn: Didactic and Clinical Teaching as a Learning Model for Residents. Combined Sections Meeting. Anaheim, CA, 2015 Educational Session

Dewitt JJ, Meira E. Role of the Hip in Lower Quarter Injuries, a Biomechanical Approach.  NEXT Conference, American Physical Therapy Association, Washington DC, 2015

DeWitt, JJ, Meria E, MacDonald C. Post-operative Management Following Hip Arthroscopy. NEXT Conference, American Physical Therapy Association, Washington DC, 2015


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Belmont University, 2001
  • Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, Ohio University, 1997