Sunita Mathur, PT, PhD

Sunita MathurDepartment of Physical Therapy

Sunita is a physical therapist and Associate Professor. She completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia, and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida. Sunita joined the University of Toronto in 2009, as an Assistant professor in the Dept of Physical Therapy. She directs the Muscle Function & Performance Research Lab. Sunita’s research explores skeletal muscle dysfunction in people with chronic lung disease and lung transplant recipients, and the link between muscle dysfunction and overall health. She also studies the role of exercise and physical activity in improving health outcomes in solid organ transplant recipients.

Sunita teaches in the Master’s of Science - Physical Therapy (MScPT) program and supervises graduate students in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. She emphasizes discovery, self-directed learning methods and peer collaboration among her students. She aims to create a classroom and lab environment where students can ask questions, debate ideas, learn from each other and pursue their own learning needs and interests.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou