Nancy Darr, PT, D.Sc., NCS

Vanderbilt Consortium LEND
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-460-6727
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Last Updated: June 28, 2017

Nancy Darr

Discipline Coordinators: Physical Therapy
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: development of postural control in children, assessment and intervention strategies in pediatric gait and balance; in collaboration with Vanderbilt University, Dr. Darr has received a grant from the National Hemophilia Foundation to study gait in children with hemophilia.
Education: DSc Loma Linda University
MS (Physical Therapy), University of Southern California
BA (Zoology and Psychology), Ohio Wesleyan University


Nancy Darr is Full Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Belmont University. She is a practicing Physical Therapist. Her research focuses on statistical and interpretive support for Rasch Analysis of the Pediatric Balance Scale, selected standing balance items in children, and gait characteristics and foot pressures in children with Hemophilia.Professional Experience

1998 - 2004 Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Belmont University
2004 - 2011 Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Belmont University
2011 - pres Full Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Belmont University.
2000 - pres Physical Therapist, High Hopes Inc., Franklin, TN

Professional Memberships

American Physical Therapy Association, 1981 to present; Member of Neurology, Pediatrics, Education and Research Sections
Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association, 1986-present; Member of the Research Committee, 2002-present
American Association of University Professors, 2000 to present
Campus-Community Partners for Health, Member of Physical Therapy Working Group, 2002 to 2006
Continuing Education Course Reviewer for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, 2003 to 2006
Orthopedic Impairment Task Force, Department of Education, State of Tennessee, 2001
Saddle-UP Medical Committee, 2000 to 2003