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Benjamin J. Darter, P.T., Ph.D.

Associate professor

Phone: 628-3633

Email: bjdarter@vcu.edu

Professional interests

Benjamin Darter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University and an adjunct faculty member with the US Army-Baylor University Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Darter also is a Research Physical Therapist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and  at the Richmond VA medical center. His primary research and clinical interests are in the areas of rehabilitation following extremity amputation, optimization of gait performance, and overall health promotion. He teaches courses in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy and Applied Exercise Physiology in the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


  • Ph.D.- Physical Rehabilitation Science (2007), The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • M.S.- Physical Therapy (1999), Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
  • B.S.- Clinical Science (1998), Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

Key professional service activities

Reviewer: Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics International

Polytrauma Research Steering Committee Member at the Richmond VA Medical Center