Quinnipiac University
Ken A. Kosior, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Chair of Physical Therapy

Director of Outcomes Assessment

Dr. Kosior is currently Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Director of Outcomes Assessment for the School of Health Sciences. A Quinnipiac Alumni '03, '06, Dr. Kosior has been a full-time faculty member within the School of Health Sciences since 2011. A Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students recipient in 2015, Dr. Kosior is an active member of the university community. Dr. Kosior serves on the Faculty Senate, Finance and Future Plans Committee, Learning Assessment Council, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students Board.

Dr. Kosior currently teaches Clinical Decision Making, Differential Diagnosis, and Advanced Clinical Decision Making in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. His professional experiences span over 15 years in various health care settings including professional sports, private practice, and health professional education all which aid his interactive teaching style.

Dr. Kosior's research interests include exploring the intersection of cognitive psychology and health profession education in relation to clinical decision making and student learning. As a SOTL researcher Dr. Kosior looks to enhance the educational experience of health profession students through exploring teaching and learning strategies.
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  • BS, Quinnipiac University
  • EDD, University of St. Augustine for
  • MPT, Quinnipiac University

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Education/Teaching and Learning
  • Outcomes Assessment


  • Physical Therapy

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 372-D

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Quinnipiac University

Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

North Haven, CT

2020 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

North Haven, CT

2018 - Present

Quinnipiac University

School of Health Sciences - Director of Outcomes Assessment

North Haven, CT

2018 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Associate Clinical Professor

Hamden, CT

2017 - 2018

Quinnipiac University

Assistant Clinical Professor/Clinical Coordinator

Hamden, CT

2011 - 2017

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center

Per Diem Physical Therapist

Wallingford, CT

2011 - Present

Selected Publications

Data tracking before & during COVID

Kosior, K., Basciglia, S.

eValue’s Role in Managing your Program through COVID, Minneapolis, MN, MedHub LLC Webinar (2021)

Mind Mapping and Metacognition: The role in assessing student cognition

Kosior, K.

QUWAC's 6th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning/Writing Across the Curriculum, Hamden, CT (2019)

Using Standardized Patient to Improve Communication Skills and Transition to Practice

Norkus, S., Kosior, K., Lewis, M.

National Athletic Trainers' Association, Athletic Training Educator's Conference, Dallas, TX (2019)

The role of metacognition in teaching clinical reasoning: Theory to practice

Kosior K., Wall T., Ferrero S.

2(2) Education in the Health Professions 108-114 July-December (2019)

Using Cognitive Science to Make Clinical Reasoning Overt

Prokop, T., Kosior, K.

APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Bellevue, WA (2019)

Using Your Assessment Plan to Guide Implementation

Kosior, K.

MedHub E*Value Users Conference, Denver, CO (2019)

Effects of Mind Mapping on Metacognition and Critical Thinking in Health Profession Students

Kosior, K., Hakala, C

APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA (2018)

Long-term Effectiveness of Epidural Steroid Injections, Compared to Conservative Intervention in Chronic Low Back Pain

Valentine, E., Kosior, K.

Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association 70th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium, Boston, MA (2018)

Adapting the Competency Based Education (CBE) model for Health Profession Education

Kosior, K.

Medhub E*Value Annual Users Conference, St. Paul, MN (2018)

Developing Outcomes Assessments for Programmatic Review

Kosior, K.

Medhub E*Value Annual Users Conference, St. Paul, MN (2018)

Assessment & Accreditation

Kosior, K.

School of Health Sciences November Faculty Meeting, North Haven, CT (2018)

Integrating CBE and Assessment in AT Education

Kosior, K.

Quinnipiac University Athletic Training Program Preceptor Workshop, North Haven, CT (2017)

Undifferentiated Spondyoarthropathy in a Division I Rugby Athlete

Copley, B., Kosior, K., Simeone, J.

Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association 69th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium, Philadelphia, PA (2017)

Accumulating 'Big Data': Using Programmatic Software to Measure Your Outcomes

Kosior, K., Straub, S.

CAATE Accreditation Conference, Tampa, FL, CAATE (2017)

Professional Designation