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Michael L. Voight

Michael L. Voight

Michael Voight PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, FAPTA

  • Professor: Belmont University School of Physical Therapy
  • Director of Sportsmedicine: Golf House of Tennessee and Tennessee PGA Junior Academy
  • Advisory Board Member – Senior Lead Instructor: Titleist Performance Institute
  • Senior Lead Instructor: North American Sport Medicine Institute

Dr. Michael Voight has had a distinguished career as both an educator and clinical physical therapist for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has not only become one of the leading authorities in the rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries, he has worked tirelessly to advance the knowledge of others as a clinician and educator by making significant contributions to the literature.


Throughout his career, Dr. Voight has served as a Team Physical Therapist in the NFL and NBA, and has consulted with various teams in MLB, NHL and the MLS. He has worked at the Olympic Training Center, Olympic Festivals, Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, and has had the opportunity to travel with various Olympic and national teams. His role with the advisory board of the Titleist Performance Institute allows him to consult on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of golf injuries with many PGA Tour Professionals.
Dr. Voight has lectured extensively at various conferences, symposiums, and congresses both nationally and internationally on a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine topics. Dr. Voight is a principle reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and actively resides on the editorial boards of several different journals. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He has authored over 75 papers, textbook chapters on various topics, and has written three textbooks on functional exercise. In 1996, 2000, and 2009 he received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section making him the only person to have received this award multiple times. Dr. Voight was honored again in 2010, when he was presented the inaugural SPTS “Lifetime Excellence in Education” award.


Dr. Voight is a clinician, educator, and researcher who is regarded by his peers as one of the leading musculoskeletal physical therapists in the world. In 1997, he was presented the SPTS distinguished service award for his dedication to service. In 2008, he was presented the President’s award for his career of service to the SPTS and was also presented the prestigious Ron Peyton award for career achievement. In 2010, Dr. Voight was elected into the SPTS Hall of Fame for a lifetime of excellence in sports physical therapy. His many accomplishments were again validated in 2011 when the American Physical Therapy Association presented Dr. Voight with their highest honor, naming him a Fellow of the APTA. He remains extremely active in patient care, education, and research activities and his lectures are both well attended and receive excellent reviews based upon his innovative presentation of the scientific evidence and the interactive fun approach to teaching.



  • Bachelor of Science with major in Health Education: Portland State University – 1981
  • Master of Education with major in Sportsmedicine: University of Virginia – 1982
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Physical Therapy: Hahnemann University – 1983
  • Doctorate of Health Science: University of St Augustine – 1995

Past Professional Appointments

  • Appointed Member: PT Licensing Board – State of Tennessee (2007-2013)
  • Elected Member – International Federation of Sport PT-WCPT Board of Directors (2000-2009)
  • Elected President – Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA (2003-2007)
  • Appointed Member-Board of Directors – JOSPT (2001-2006)
  • Elected Vice President: Sports Physical Therapy Section /APTA (2000 -2003)

Professional Service:

  • Editor-in-Chief: International Journal of Sports PT
  • Editorial Board Member: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Editorial Board Member: Annual Review of Golf Coaching
  • Principle Manuscript Reviewer: American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Sports Heath – A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
  • Manuscript Reviewer: British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Board of Director – Music Health Alliance.
  • Board of Director – Susan G Koman Foundation – Nashville Affiliate

Academic Appointments:

  • Professor – Belmont University School of PT: 1998 – Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor – University of St Augustine: 1994 – Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor Medical University of South Carolina: 2013 – Present

Professional Organizations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association — Active Member
  • Concurrent Member in the specialty sections in Education, Orthopedics and Sports
    • Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
    • Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • National Athletic Training Association — Certified Member
  • American Red Cross
    • Certified Instructor: CPR / First Responder
  • American College of Sportsmedicine — Professional Member
  • National Strength Coaches Association — Professional Member Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • United States Olympic Sportsmedicine Society — Active Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine — Member
  • Professional Baseball Players Association — Life Member
  • International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) — Member
  • International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sportsmedicine — Member
  • ICCUS Society – Founding Member
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy— Extra-ordinary Member
  • International Cartilage Repair Society — Member
  • Titleist Performance Institute – Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
    • a. Level 3 – Medical Certification
    • b. Level 3 – Fitness Certification
    • c. Level 3 – Golf Pro Certification
    • d. Level 3 – Junior Development Certification
    • e. Level 2 – Biomechanics Certification
  • Society for Golf Medicine and Performance — Charter Member

Professional Awards

  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: Educator of the Year Award – 1992
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: Educator of the Year Award – 1996
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: Outstanding Service Award – 1997
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: Educator of the Year Award – 2000
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: Presidents Award – 2008
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: Ron Peyton Award – 2008
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: Educator of the Year Award – 2009
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: 1st Recipient: Lifetime Excellence in Education Award – 2010
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section / APTA: Lifetime Achievement Award / Hall of Fame Election – 2010
  • American Physical Therapy Association: Fellow-Catherine Worthingham Fellow – 2011
  • Tennessee Physical Therapy Association: Physical Therapy Educator of the Year – 2013

Michael Voight Bio