Kevin Brueilly

Professor of Physical Therapy
Health Science Building
P843-863-7185 /



Dr. Brueilly is a professor and associate director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, joining CSU in a full-time role in February 2021. He has been practicing physical therapy since 1996 and entered a full-time academic career in 2004, where he has been a faculty member and administrator. Dr. Brueilly earned a bachelor of arts degree in physical education from Cedarville University in Ohio, a master of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Florida, and a PhD in education from Texas Tech University. He is a fellow graduate of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Education Leadership Fellowship (2012).

Dr. Brueilly has served his institution and profession in many roles, most notably as Vice-president of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association, Secretary of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, co-0editor of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy.

Dr. Brueilly’s scholarship has focused on patient rehabilitation outcomes following joint replacement, cancer survivorship, and faculty qualifications and development in physical therapy education. He has authored or presented more than 75 peer-reviewed products as well as contributed review and editorial board member efforts to hundreds of peer-review products. In his department at CSU, he serves as the chair of the DPT Admissions Committee as well as a member of the Policy & Procedure Review committee.

Dr. Brueilly is married to his wife of more than 37 years, Jennifer, who he met at Cedarville University. Together, they have two children, Alex who is studying to become an attorney, and Madison, who is planning a career in medicine. He enjoys golfing and is a seasonal employee as a supervisor in security for the Masters Week events at Augusta National Golf Club in the spring of each year.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I have worked at five other academic institutions in my long career, and I chose to come to CSU because I believed in and wanted to assist in accomplishing the mission- "Promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment" and vision of CSU- "To be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading, and serving."

Dr. Kevin Brueilly

Outstanding Leadership Award, RM Poole Leadership Academy, Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. 2020.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society member, Augusta University Chapter. Inducted April 2020.

Award Recipient; 40th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Award; University of St. Augustine for Health
Sciences. Presented October 2019, Miami, FL.

Award Recipient; Founders Lecturer Award 2017; North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. Presented to someone with long years of sustained and visionary leadership to NCPTA. Awarded at Fall NCPTA Meeting, October 2017.

Outstanding Reviewer Status; Elsevier Journals. Awarded to the top 10th percentile in number of reviews completed for Elsevier Journals in the past two years. February 2014-January 2016.

Award Co-Recipient; 2011 Stephen Gudas Award; APTA Oncology Section’s Award for Outstanding
Publication in Rehabilitation Oncology. Award presented Feb. 10, 2012. Chicago, IL.

Nominee; 2011 Thomas C. Allen Excellence in Academic Advising Award Lynchburg College. Nominated by student advisee.

Nominee; 2008 Texas Tech University Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award; Recognizing and rewarding outstanding research or creative activity performed by graduate students while at Texas Tech University. Nominated by Karen L. Alexander, PhD, Dissertation Chair.

Award Recipient; 2007 Feitelberg Journal Founder’s Award; Awarded by the Journal of Physical Therapy Education to an author acknowledging excellence in manuscript preparation and publication for, “Defining Core Faculty for Physical Therapist Education.” The Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2007;21(2):10-14. Awarded at American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN;
February 8, 2008.

Refereed Publications; Journal Articles (most recent)
1. Brueilly KE, Hergott C, Fox A, Dowling J. Early mobilization following saddle pulmonary embolism; Perspective from a physical therapist as patient. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. 2021;12(2):57-64.
2. Bliss R, Brueilly KE, Swiggum MS, Morris GS, Williamson EM. The importance of academic doctor degreed core faculty in physical therapist education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2018;32(2):123-7.
3. Brueilly KE, Schoenfeld BJ, Kolber MJ, Darbouze MR. Post-rehabilitation considerations following hip arthroplasty. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 2013;35(4):19-30.
4. Brueilly KE, Pabian PS, Kolber MJ. Physiotherapy after total hip arthroplasty: Why do we know so little? Physical Therapy Reviews. 2013;18(1):57.
5. Brueilly KE, Swiggum MS, Child JC, James A. Controllable home health rehabilitation variables that contribute to positive patient outcomes following total knee arthroplasty. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2013;29(1):30-34.
6. Brueilly KE. Rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty; It’s more than just bending and straightening. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2013;29(1):1.
7. Brueilly KE, Pabian PS, Straut LC, Freve LA, Kolber MJ. Factors Contributing to Rehabilitation Outcomes following Hip Arthroplasty. Physical Therapy Reviews. 2012;17(5):301-310.
8. Morris GS, Brueilly KE, Scheetz JS, de Lima MJ. Adherence of stem cell transplant recipients receiving glucocorticoid therapy to an exercise based rehabilitation program. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2011.
9. Morris GS, Brueilly KE, Scheetz JS. Physical performance outcomes of stem cell transplant recipients do not reflect their exposure to glucocorticoids. Rehabilitation Oncology. 2011;29(3):9-13.
10. Morris GS, Brueilly KE, Paddison NV. Oncologic Emergencies: Implications for the Rehabilitation Specialist. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2011;27(3):176-183.

American Physical Therapy Association; 1994-present
Acute Care Academy Member (APTA); 1994-present
South Carolina Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA): 2021-present
Education Section Member (APTA); 2003-2021
Research Section Member (APTA); 2008-2012