Nannette Hyland

  • Professor, Physical Therapy
Nanette Hyland

Dr. Nannette Hyland is the Program Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Mercy University within the School of Health and Natural Science since 2007.  She has been a faculty member at Mercy University since 1997 in the physical therapy program.  Throughout her time at Mercy University she has served as President of the Faculty Senate, Chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee and Chair of the Committee on Assessment of Student Learning. 

Dr. Nannette Hyland has professional service within the American Physical Therapy Association at both the state and national level, currently serving on the Leadership Development Oversight Committee for the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy's Leadership Academy. 


PhD in Health Science from Seton Hall University (Movement Science track) 2009

M.S., Physical Therapy from Springfield College 1991

B.S., Health Science from Springfield College 1990

Fellowship: APTA Education Leadership Institute 2012-2013


Dr. Nannette Hyland research interests include studying the impact of of interprofessional educational experiences; methods of delivery and practices within physical therapy education and the study of movement through movement analysis/ gait analysis.

Dr. Nannette Hyland primary teaching focus revolves around motor learning & control, rehabilitation of individuals with limb loss, movement analysis including gait assessment, and the development of clinical reasoning.  She has more than 20 years of teaching experience within the college.  She enjoys utilizing a variety of mediums to engage students in her courses.


Live Stronger Move Better. Assessing an Indoor Cycling Protocol in Reducing Parkinson’s Symptoms from the Rainwater Foundation (Co-investigator).  2019-21

Mercy University Teaching Innovation Grant:  Co-Author. To Fund Experiential Learning Project with Doctor of Physical Therapy students and Exercise Science students of performing fitness and movement screens on Mercy University student athletes. 2015

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations:

Kathy Kenney-Riley, Nannette Hyland, Sonia Moorehead   Poster Presentation: “Poverty Simulation: An Interactive IPE Program.” Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education (JCIPE) conference, Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century:  Redefining Education and Philadelphia, PA. October 27, 2018

 Kathy Kenney-Riley, Nannette Hyland, Sonia Moorehead and Irina Ellison Poster Presentation: “I’ll Carry the Fork: An Interactive Book IPE Talk.” Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education (JCIPE) conference, Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century:  Redefining Education and Philadelphia, PA. October 27, 2018

Kathy Kenney-Riley, Nannette Hyland, Sonia Moorehead. Platform Presentation: “Developing an Interprofessional Educational Program: A Multipronged Approach”. ASAHP Annual Conference, “Allied Health Education on the Front Lines - Expanding Access to Better Health and Health Care” in Saint Petersburg, Florida.  October 2018

 SGiamarino, KSwait, NHyland, MCampo. Poster presentation:  “Comparison of Gait Velocity Measurements between Alternative Technology, 10MWT and GAITRite® in Health Individuals.” NY Physical Therapy Association Bi-annual conference.  Troy, NY.  October 30, 2017.

Kathy Kenney-Riley, Nannette Hyland. Educational Session presentation: “An Interdisciplinary Education Experience: Including Clients and Caregivers in IPE.”  Collaborating Across Borders VI Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada. October 1 – 4, 2017


Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Service to District Award: New York Physical Therapy Association May 2018