• Lisa Rossman Murphy
  • Lisa Rossman Murphy
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Program Advisor, Doctor of Physical Therapy 4 + 3 Program
  • Area: Anatomy and Motor Development
  • End Degree: Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Office: Loree Classroom Building 012 (Douglass Campus)
  • Phone: 848-932-7047
  • Specialization: Neuromotor Development, Pediatric Health, Functional Anatomy

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New Jersey
Certified School Physical Therapist, State of New Jersey
Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner
Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Courses Taught

01:377:223 (formerly 377:213) -  Functional Human Anatomy Lecture
01:377:310 - Motor Learning
01:377:340 - Motor Development - Infancy through Adolescence
01:377:417 - Pediatric Health - Contemporary and Cultural Factors

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Educational / Research Interests

  • Pediatric physical and neuromotor development and the relationship to other areas of development (i.e. language, cognitive, social adaptive)
  • Kinesiology for the child
  • Physical literacy and participation in physical activity for the child and the relationship to overall fitness and decreased risk of chronic diseases


Rossman Murphy, L. (2019).  Progress toward achievement of early motor milestones for a child with trisomy 9 mosaicism: Case report. Annals of Clinical Case Reports, 4(12), 1-5. 

Professional Background

Dr. Lisa Rossman Murphy is a graduate of Rutgers College, Rutgers University. She earned a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Physical Therapy from The City University of New York at the College of Staten Island. She earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University.

Dr. Rossman Murphy is a practicing physical therapist, specializing in pediatrics. She is the owner of Little Steps, LLC, providing developmental rehabilitation and early intervention to children from birth through school age.  She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and an advocate within the community, working with local pediatricians and other practitioners in an integrative approach toward pediatric wellness.