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Dr. Kosior is currently Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. 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 University Finance and Future Plans Committee, School of Health Sciences Academic Affairs Committee, and ARC of Greater New Haven Board of Directors.

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 teaching metacognition and learning strategies.


  • BS, Quinnipiac University
  • MPT, Quinnipiac University
  • EDD, University of St. Augustine for

Areas of Expertise

  • Education/Teaching and Learning
  • Outcomes Assessment


  • Physical Therapy

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 372-D

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  • 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 - 2020

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 - 2021

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal

Utilization of Summative Assessment in Physical Therapy Education to Establish Foundations of Clinical Science Knowledge 21(3), Article 19.

Grevelding K., Kosior K.

21(3) The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice (2023)

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Culture of Assessment in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program; Part I: Creating a Culture of Assessment

Kosior, K., Wall, T.

APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Quinnipiac University (2023)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Excellence in Academic Physical Therapy: Promoting a Culture of Data Sharing

North, S., Kosior, K.et al

37(S1) Journal of Physical Therapy Education 1-9 December (2023)

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Thinking as a Skill: Educational Examples to Develop Clinical Reasoning

Norkus, S., Broggi, M. Kosior, K.

ASAHP Conference, Long Beach, CA (2022)

Invited Speaker

Data tracking before & during COVID

Kosior, K., Basciglia, S.

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

Peer Reviewed Presentations

North, S; Deoghare, H; BrechtACAPT Task Force: Launching the profession forward into an era of data-informed process improvement

North, S., Deoghare, H., Brechter, J., Kosior, K., Topp, K.

ACAPT Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), Atlanta, GA (2021)

Peer Reviewed Poster

Assessing development of Clinical Reasoning through Metacognitive Awareness in DPT students following first full-time Clinical Experience: A 3-year study

Kosior, K., Ferrero, S., Wall, T.

American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), Atlanta, GA (2021)

Peer Reviewed Journal

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)

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Using Cognitive Science to Make Clinical Reasoning Overt

Prokop, T., Kosior, K.

APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Bellevue, WA (2019)

Invited Speaker

Using Your Assessment Plan to Guide Implementation

Kosior, K.

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

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