Tyler Love, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, SFMA

Assistant Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor

My teaching philosophy is focused on actively and thoughtfully engaging students. As a clinical instructor, I challenged my students to use critical thinking while getting involved with hands on learning. Exposing students to engaging challenges and providing intermittent guidance fosters confidence while allowing the student to try new things and form their own hypotheses based on knowledge gained in the classroom. This approach enables the student to have a deeper learning and develop better reasoning to work through problems outside of the classroom. 

- Tyler Love

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Tyler Love, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, SFMA  is a licensed physical therapist, the Assistant Director of Clinical Education and an Assistant Professor for the School of Physical Therapy at Florida Southern College. He received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale campus. He worked as a practicing physical therapist in the outpatient setting primarily seeing patients with chronic pain, orthopedic and sports injuries, and pre/post-operative patients over the past nine years. During his time as a practicing clinician, he served as a clinical instructor for Physical Therapy Students and Physical Therapist Assistant Students while also providing In-Service Educational Training to his colleagues on topics related to orthopedic assessments and treatment, Functional Movement Screening, and osteoarthritis. His research interests include sports medicine, return to sport therapy, injury prevention, and orthopedic injuries and surgeries. Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, cycling, and enjoying all that Lakeland has to offer.


Master of Business Administration, Louisiana State University Shreveport, 2022

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2019

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2013

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Florida State University, 2009

Honors and Awards

Clinical Instructor Award, Florida Southern College School of Physical Therapy, 2021