Dr. Jennifer Nash

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 971-0402
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: physical therapy
  • Research Fields: physical therapy
  • Disciplines: Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Health Professions and Related Programs
  • Funding:STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


I enjoy sharing my experiences with others who are interested in the field of physical therapy . I mentor student physical therapists every year and am always looking on mentoring those who think they might have interest in the field.


Dr. Jennifer Nash is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS), a Credentialed Balance and Falls Professional, and a Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA). Dr. Nash is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at University of Nevada, Las Vegas teaching neurologic rehabilitation, balance and vestibular rehabilitation, as well as acute care and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She teaches nationally and internationally on vestibular rehabilitation and is the current Chair-Elect of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Balance and Falls Special Interest Group. She is the co-developer of APTA Geriatrics Credentialed Balance and Fall Professional courses. Dr. Nash has clinical experience working with older adults in the acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient settings including managing the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Outpatient Neuro Rehab Program in Las Vegas, Nevada until 2019. She currently works PRN in Dignity Health System in Henderson and focuses her research on implementation of evidence-based fall prevention programs for older adults. She is a Stepping On Master Trainer, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance leader, and certified in Otago Exercise Program. She has been a multiple sclerosis certified specialist, PWR! Trained, Rocky Steady Boxing Trainer, and Certified Dementia Professional. She serves her community as a member of the Nevada Physical Therapy Board and the Nevada Goes Falls Free Coalition Chair and she is a Nevada State Co-Advocate for APTA Geriatrics.

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Dr. Jennifer Nash
Students at Balance and Falls Screening for Older adults
PT and OT students at OT House for Fall Prevention Day
DPT students using STEADI Fall Risk Toolkit