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Passion for teaching brings Dr. Scott Livingston to UK

“I knew I wanted to teach ever since I was a physical therapy student,” said Dr. Scott Livingston.

Livingston, a native of Suffern, New York, is one of the newest faculty members of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. Division. 

As an undergraduate, Livingston realized he could impact lives through teaching.

“Teaching is extremely rewarding - not to mention challenging - because you know that you are having a direct impact on a student's life and their future,” said Livingston. “I take great pleasure in being entrusted to educate future generations of physical therapists and athletic trainers.”

Livingston graduated from Ohio University, with Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1988. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Master of Science in Human Movement Science in 1994. In 2007, Livingston attended the University of Virginia and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine.

The profession Dr. Livingston has chosen seems to be a perfect fit. 

“I was drawn to the profession of Physical Therapy because of my interest in anatomy, physiology and sports medicine. I wanted a career that brought all of these together while serving others,” said Dr. Scott Livingston.

When Livingston is not working he enjoys being outdoors.  Some of his favorite activities include hiking, exploring the outdoors, camping, fishing and nature photography.

To find out more about the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, visit

Dr. Scott Livingston

Dr. Scott Livingston recently accepted a position with the physical therapy program in the College of Health Sciences.

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