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Jeff Rodrigues PT, DPT, CCS


Graduate Advisor


Post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2001
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Columbia University, 1993
Bachelors of Science in Health Science, California State University, Long Beach, 1991


Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Student Member, New York State APTA, May, 1993.


  • Hamm R, Rodrigues J, Weitz I.  Pathophysiology and multidisciplinary management of leg wounds in sickle cell disease: a case discussion and literature review.  Wounds-A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice.  18(10):277-85, 2006.

  • Rodrigues J:  Cardiopulmonary physical therapy treatment. In Watchie J:  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy—A Clinical Manual, 2nd Ed. St. Louis, MO, Mosby Elsevier Co., 2010.

  • Rodrigues J:  Persistent Cough. In Davenport TD, Kulig K, Sebelski C, Gordon J, Watts H: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy,  F.A. Davis, 2012.

Selected Presentations

  • Rodrigues J and Bartalo P; Overcoming the Apprehension of Treating a Patient with Cardiovascular or Pulmonary Disease, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2012.

  • Rodrigues J; Wound Management and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Combine to Treat a Chronic Wound in a Person with Sickle Cell Disease, 15th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, June 2007.

  • Rodrigues J; A Case of a 37 year-old Male with Bleomycin Pulmonary Toxicity, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2007.

  • Rodrigues J; Functional Outcomes of Lobar and Double Lung Transplant Recipients, 23rd International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, April 2003.

  • Rodrigues J; Functional Outcomes of Lobar and Double Lung Transplant Recipients, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2002.

  • Rodrigues J; A Case Of A 26 Year-Old Male Who Underwent Heart Transplantation Due To Severe Cardiomyopathy, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2000.

Professional Interests/Activities

Research Interests

  • Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation for the pre- and post-surgery patient including transplantation and mechanical circulatory devices; delivery of care for physical therapists in the acute care setting.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association, 1991 to present

  • Abstract Reviewer, California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2010 to present

  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists Specialty Council Chair, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary section, 2008 to 2011 and 2015 to 2018

  • Item Writing Course Development consultant through ABPTS, 2010

  • Regional Item Writing Workshop “Best Practices” Task Force through ABPTS, 2010-2012


Rodrigues Photo

Contact Information

Phone: 562-985-8105
Office Location: ET Building
Department of Physical Therapy
California State University, Long Beach,
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840


CSULB Assignment  

  • Graduate Advisor
  • Admissions Officer
  • Website Administrator
  • DPT 709 Exercise Science
  • DPT 731 Acute Care Principles
  • DPT 752 Differential Diagnosis
  • DPT 760, 769 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Management
  • DPT 791 Current Trends