Dr. Claudia B. Fenderson

Professor/Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program


Dr. Claudia B. Fenderson is the Director/Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Marist College. Her career spans more than 35 years, and the majority of her experience has been in the areas of education and neurologic rehabilitation, primarily with infants and preschoolers with developmental delays and disabilities. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Fenderson is licensed in the state of New York. She has presented numerous lectures at the state, national, and international levels on the topics related to pediatrics, education, health literacy, and domestic violence. She co-authored NeuroNotes and has reviewed and contributed to several physical therapy texts.She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including sections in pediatrics, education, research, orthopedics, and women’s health.Dr. Fenderson is very active in service to the profession and participates in a medical mission in South America on a yearly basis.


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