About Dr. Scott

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Dr. Scott Cheatham is an Associate Professor in the Division of Kinesiology at California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. He is owner of Sports Medicine Alliance (SMA). Dr. Cheatham received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Chapman University in Orange, California and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Cheatham is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS) and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) specialist in orthopedics (OCS). He also holds several fitness certifications and is a certified ergonomic specialist.  Dr. Cheatham is a national presenter for various organizations and has authored over 80 peer reviewed publications, textbook chapters, and several home study courses on the topics of orthopedics, health & fitness, and sports medicine. He is the co-editor and contributing author of the textbook titled Orthopedic Management of the Hip and Pelvis. Dr. Cheatham’s professional responsibilities include being an associate editor for the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training, American Journal of Sports Medicine, and NSCA’s Personal Training Quarterly.  Dr. Cheatham is a consultant for various health and fitness organizations including: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Equinox Fitness Clubs, American Council on Exercise, and Trigger Point Therapy products. His current clinical practice includes general orthopedics, sports-performance, and sports medicine services. Dr. Cheatham’s specialization includes treating musculoskeletal problems of the spine and hip.

Curriculum Vitae

Education 

  • Ph.D.- Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy  Nova Southeastern University, FL 
  • DPT- Doctor of Physical Therapy  Chapman University, CA 
  • BA- Bachelors of Arts: Athletic Training  California State University Dominguez Hills, CA  


Licensure/Specialties

  • PT Board of California: Licensed Physical Therapist 
  • American Board of PT Specialists: Orthopedic Physical Therapist Specialist  Certifications 
  • BOC: Certified Athletic Trainer •NSCA: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 
  • NASM: Corrective Exercise Specialist 
  • NASM: Performance Exercise Specialist 
  • FMS/SFMA: Level 1 
  • Graston IASMT Certified: Level 1  


Academic Appointments

California State University Dominguez Hills: Division of Kinesiology 

  • Associate Professor: Kinesiology 
  • Director Pre-PT Program/Division Curriculum Director  

University of Idaho: Department of Movement Sciences 

  • Adjunct Faculty: Doctor of Athletic Training/Masters of Athletic Training Programs   

AT Still University: College of Graduate Health Studies 

  • Adjunct Online Faculty: Masters of Science in Kinesiology