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Sonia Nikki Gawronski headshotAssistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapy


Sonia "Nikki" Gawronski, D.P.T., P.T., GCS, CEEAA, is a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and a certified Exercise Expert for aging adults. Dr. Gawronski has 29 years of physical therapy experience in a variety of clinical settings, including acute care, sub-acute care, and outpatient. She is a certified Matter of Balance coach. Her clinical area of interest is in geriatrics. Dr. Gawronski's scholarly interests include PT ethical decision-making and frailty in the aging adult.


  • B.S., Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University
  • D.P.T., Dominican College


  • Vice Chair, NY/NJ Clinical Education Consortium
  • Advisor, Health and Wellness Community Service Project
  • Advisor, Student Doctoral Projects: "The Impact of a Line Dancing Program on Cognitive Function, Mood, and Balance" and "Comparing Telehealth and Real-Life Portrayal Videos for Educating PT Students in Ethical Decision Making"


  • NY/NJ Clinical Education Consortium
  • Academy of Geriatrics
  • Education Section Member
  • American Physical Therapy Association


  • Clinical Education I, II, III, and IV
  • Professional Practice I
  • Exercise Science
  • Health and Wellness