Kurt Jackson

Associate Professor and Neurology Coordinator
Full-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences: Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Location: College Park Center, Room 207E
  • Phone: 937-229-5605
  • Email: Contact

Courses Taught

  • DPT 818 Neuroscience
  • DPT 963 Clinical Pathology: Neurology
  • DPT 973 Clinical Skills Lab: Neurology
  • DPT 983 Clinical Issues Seminar: Neurology


  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, The Union Institute and University
  • M.P.T., Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University
  • B.S., Health Science, Loma Linda University

Licensures & Certifications

  • Licensed Ohio Physical Therapist
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association

Professional Activities

  • Consultant for rehabilitation product development, South Paw Enterprises and M.A.S.S. Rehab.
  • Clinical Advisory Committee for the Dayton Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Service Activities

  • Speaks at local multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and stroke groups
  • Provides home assessments for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Provides pro-bono services for multiple individuals with neurological disorders
  • Volunteers at annual walks for multiple sclerosis and arthritis
  • Writes a monthly column on senior health and exercise for "The Senior Chronicle"
  • Provides balance screenings at numerous senior health fairs
  • Serves on the Health Advisory Committee at Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church

Selected Publications

Journal articles

  • Jackson, K.J. (2013). Multiple Sclerosis. In ACSM’s Guide to Exercise Testing and Prescription (9thEd). Philadelphia: Lippincot Williams & Wilkins. View book >>
  • Jackson, K.J., K. Edginton-Bigelow, C. Bowsheir, M. Weston, & E. Grant. (In press). Feasibility and effects of group kickboxing program for individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot report. Journal of Bodywork and Movement TherapiesView abstract >>
  • Merriman, H.L., C.J. Brahler, & K. Jackson. (2011). Systematically controlling for the influence of age, sex, hertz and time post-whole­ body vibration exposure on four measures of physical performance in community ­dwelling older aduits: a randomized cross­over study. Curr Gerontoi Geri'ai'r Res. Epub 2011 Sep 29. Read >>
  • Jackson, K., & H. Merriman. (2010). Whole body vibration: neuro-rehab applications. Lower Extremity Review. January 2010: 43-47. (Editor Reviewed and Invited Publication)
  • Jackson, K.J., H.L. Merriman, & J. Campbell. (2010). Use of an elliptical machine for improving functional walking capacity in individuals with chronic stroke: a case series. Journal of Neurological Rehabilitation, 34: 168-174.
  • Jackson K.J., Mulcare, J.A., Multiple sclerosis. In Durstine, J.L., Moore, G.E. Editors Ed), ACSM's Exercise management for persons with chronic diseases and disabilities. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2009.
  • Merriman, H.L., & K.J.  Jackson. (2009). The use of whole-body vibration in aging adults: a systematic review. Journal of Geriatric Rehabilitation, 32: 134-145.
  • Jackson, K.J., H.L. Merriman, P.M. Vanderburgh, & C.J. Brahler. (2008). Acute effects of whole-body vibration on lower­extremity muscle performance in persons with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Phys Ther, 32:171-176.
  • Jackson, K.J., J.A. Mulcare, & R.C. Duncan. (2008). Effects of seat-tube angle on the metabolic cost of the cycle-run transition in triathletes. JEPonline, 11(1):45-52.  
  • Jackson, et al. (2007). Home balance training intervention for people with multiple sclerosis. Int J MS Care, 9:111-117.
  • Jackson, K.J., J.A. Mulcare, & D.R. Petersen. (1999). Physiologic responses during un­weighted ambulation of patients with below-knee amputation: a pilot study. Physical Therapy Case Reports, 2(3), pp. 99-103.
Book chapters
  • Jackson, K.J. (In press). Multiple Sclerosis. ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, 9th ed.
  • Jackson, K.J., & J.A. Mulcare. (2009). Multiple Sclerosis. In J. Myers & D. Nieman (Eds.), ACSM’s Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Neoplastic, Immunologic, and Hematologic Conditions, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins, 34-43.
  • Jackson, K.J., & J.A. Mulcare. (2009). Multiple Sclerosis. In J.L. Durstine & G.E. Moore (Eds.), ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities,3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Jackson, K.J., & J.A. Mulcare. (2007). Neuromuscular Diseases and Exercise. In L.A. Kaminski (Ed.), ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Baltimore, MD: Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Mulcare, J.A., & K.J. Jackson. (2005). Neuromuscular Diseases.  In  ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 5th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Mulcare, J.A., & K.J. Jackson. (2004). Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise. In Clinical Exercise Physiology: Application and Principles. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Mulcare, J.A., & K.J. Jackson. (2003). Multiple Sclerosis. In ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.