University Profiles

Raju Parasher

Raju K. Parasher, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Programs in Health Sciences


Interested in the study of neural correlates involved in organization of movement in response to instructions.

Currently, I teach Principles of Motor Control and Learning in the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) and a Therapeutic Modalities Course to students enrolled in the DPT and the Athletic Training programs. At the Post-graduate level, I teach two courses in Motor Control: Issues in Gait and Posture; and Reach, Grasp and Manipulation. This past spring I also taught a topical seminar course, titled Musculoskeletal Injuries and Neural Plasticity: Implications for Clinical Practice.

I returned to Seton Hall after a nine (9) year spell as Director of an undergraduate Physical Therapy program at the Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, University of Delhi, India. I served as an abstract reviewer for the World Confederation of Physiotherapist's (WCPT) Conference that was held in Vancouver, Canada in 2007. I also serve as a member on the editorial board of the official journal of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.

My research interests extend from motor control issues/deficits experienced by patients with chronic multiple ankle sprains, to the organization of spatially-directed movements. An important area of my research interest is the study of how the system organizes spatially-directed movement in response to instructions at the level of the task, kinematics/kinetics and neuro-motor processes.


  • Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.S. University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School
  • Diploma In Physiotherapy,, Institute for the Physically Handicapped, New Delhi, India

Office Phone
(973) 275-2800


Office Location
Room Secy
McQuaid Hall


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