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Matthew J. de Ruig

Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy
Academic Background
BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences from California State University, Hayward
Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University
Phone Number:
(864) 622-6098
Matthew J. de Ruig

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Assistive Technology and Functional Training; Biophysical Agents; Upper & Lower Quarter Musculoskeletal Dysfunction; Practice Management & Marketing; Scholarly Project Faculty Supervisor

What year did you start teaching at AU?


Why teach at AU?

The opportunity to teach at AU allows me to help shape the next generation of Physical Therapists and be part of a family of faculty and mentors with similar values and a Christian worldview.


Yard work & Gardening, Hiking, Disc Golf, Family Time

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Marrying my best friend and raising two boys!

People might be interested to know I...

I have made two hole-in-ones playing disc golf.

Places you've lived

California, Alaska, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, South Carolina

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

The camaraderie with fellow faculty members, staff, and the students. Additionally, the opportunity to engage in research, community outreach, and being part of a great team.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

Physical Therapy is a rewarding, challenging, and growing field. Physical Therapy offers many different career paths.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Engaging, interactive, interspersed with humor and practical experiences.