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Scott W. Cheatham, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Email: scheatham@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3794
Cell: (310) 892-4376

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Physical Therapy Laws and Ethics, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Medicine

Professional Background

Cheatham is an educator, consultant, and physical therapist. He is a national presenter for various organizations and has authored over 80 peer reviewed publications, textbook chapters, and several home study courses on the topics of orthopedics, health & fitness, and sports medicine. He is the co-editor and contributing author of the textbook titled Orthopedic Management of the Hip and Pelvis. Cheatham’s professional responsibilities include being an associate editor for the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training, American Journal of Sports Medicine, and NSCA’s Personal Training Quarterly. He is also a consultant for various health and fitness organizations including: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Equinox Fitness Clubs, American Council on Exercise, and Trigger Point Therapy products. He is also a physical therapy legal expert providing testimony and case reviews.

Cheatham’s current clinical practice includes general orthopedics, sports-performance, and sports medicine services. Dr. Cheatham’s specialization includes treating musculoskeletal problems of the spine and hip.


English, Spanish


Ph.D., Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University (Candidate)

D.PT., Doctor of Physical Therapy, Chapman University

B.A., Physical Education, California State University, Dominguez Hills



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