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Cole Racich, PT, DPT, OCS

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3470

nracich@immaculata.edu

Education:B.S., Ursinus College
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Temple University

Biography

Dr. Cole Racich joined the Exercise Science faculty at Immaculata University in 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Prior to joining Immaculata, Dr. Racich worked fulltime as a board-certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist in an outpatient clinic for 10 years. During that time, Dr. Racich served as a clinical instructor for many of the Philadelphia-area Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate programs.

His current research agenda includes examining the use of wearable technology to track health outcomes and examine their relationship to: academic and athletic performance, mental health, and risk of illness/injury.

Teaching

  • Biomechanics
  • Current Trends in Sport & Fitness
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Introduction to Exercise & Sport Science
  • Therapeutic Modalities

Research Interests

Examining the use of wearable technology to track Heart Rate Variability to improve athletic and academic performance and population health outcomes.

Use of strength and conditioning interventions to improve quality of life and injury prevention in select populations.

Recent Work

Racich NT, Green JT. One Year Follow-Up of Non-Operative Management of a Traumatic UCL Rupture in an 11 Year-Old Baseball Pitcher. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. King of Prussia, PA. Poster Presentation. 2018

Racich NT, Green JT. Non-Operative Management of a Traumatic UCL Rupture in an 11 Year-Old Baseball Pitcher: A case report. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Seven Springs, PA. Platform Presentation. 2017

Original Editor: Racich, NT, Tainter NW, Biceps Tendinopathy. Physiopedia. (March 2011).

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