Kyle Hewson, PT, MS

Kyle Hewson, PT, EdD

Vice-Chairperson, Entry-Level DPT Program
Southampton Campus
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Stony Brook University

Phone: (631) 632-5105
Email: kyle.hewson@stonybrook.edu


In 2003, Dr. Kyle Hewson joined the Stony Brook University DPT faculty after working as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at New York Institute of Technology. She received a Bachelor of Science from Hunter College with a major in Physical Therapy, a Master of Science in Exercise Science from Queens College and a Doctorate of Education with an emphasis in Health Care Education from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation was entitled: "A Study to Determine the Ethical Preparedness of Physical Therapists Practicing in the State of New York."

From 2004 until its completion in 2016, Dr. Hewson was the Director of the Post-Professional DPT program. She was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor in 2012. In July 2013, Dr. Hewson was appointed the Program Director at the Southampton Campus for the newly expanded Entry-Level Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program. In July 2015, she was promoted to Vice Chairperson of the Entry-Level DPT Program.

She has varied clinical experience in the provision of physical therapy services in the outpatient, rehabilitation, acute care and skilled nursing settings. Dr. Hewson has held a variety of administrative and leadership positions in both the clinical and academic settings. She has presented at various national conferences on ethics, community based service, and clinical education in physical therapy.

Dr. Hewson embraced the mission of service as demonstrated by her involvement from 2007 to 2013 in PAR FORE (www.parfore.org), an intergenerational mentoring program that utilized golf and life skills for middle school adolescents from underrepresented areas of Suffolk County. She has also encouraged the entry-level DPT students to participate in various service opportunities in their first and second years of the curriculum. In the Entry-Level DPT Program, she teaches Foundations of Professional Practice in Physical Therapy in year one, Psychosocial Aspects of Disability in year two, and Ethics and Health Care for Physical Therapists in year three.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Hewson, K. & Friel, K. (2004, Spring). A unique preclinical experience: Concurrent mock and pro bono clinics to enhance student readiness. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 18, 80-86.

Abstracts 

Abstract Reviewer of Current Literature: Smith, S., Fryer-Edwards, K., Diekama, D., & Braddock, C. (2005, Fall). Finding effective strategies for teaching ethics: A comparison trial of two interventions. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 19, 68-69.

Hewson, K. & Bialstock, R. (2005, June). A nontraditional clinical education experience: Physical therapy students as educators in a physical therapy and physical therapist assistant program collaboration. Platform presentation at the APTA Annual Conference & Exposition, Boston, MA. http://www.ptjournal.org/abstracts/pt2005/ abstractsPt.cfm? pubNo =PL-SI-136-TH 

Hewson, K., Curry, J., Dajdea, V., Marino, J., Santiago, E., & Shoyinka, P. (2002, June). The comparison between warm-up and moist heat for increasing hamstring extensibility. Platform presentation at the APTA Annual Conference & Exposition, Cincinnati, OH. http:// www. ptjournal.org/abstracts/pt2002/PL-RR-157-F.htm                     

Book Chapter Review

Bacon, V. & Anderson, M. Practitioner Guidebook: Promoting Wellness and Facilitating Psychosocial Referrals. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Reviewed Chapter Four: “The Decision Making Model,” January 2012.

Book Review

Carp, S. Fundamentals of Physical Therapy. Thieme Medical Publishers. Reviewed content for book proposal. May 2016.

Pozgar, G.D. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, 3rd ed., Jones & Bartlett Learning. Reviewed latest edition, May 2013.

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

Lopez, A., Hewson, K., & Collins, T. (2014, April). Social media: Legal and ethical considerations in occupational therapy. Poster presentation at the AOTA National Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Hewson, K. & Lopez, A. (2012, February). Social media in health care: Ethical and legal considerations. Invited programming, two-hour presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL.                                      

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. (2011, October). Ethical and legal issues on fieldwork education. Invited programming, one and one-half hour presentation at the NJ Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Union, NJ.

Hewson, K. (2010, February). Evaluation of the PAR FORE intergenerational mentoring program: A pilot study. Poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.                

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. (2008, March). PARFORE: Golf as a means of expression and occupational performance. Referred paper presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Memphis, TN.

Hewson, K. (2008, February). The ethical competence of physical therapists practicing in the state of New York. Platform presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN.            

Hewson, K. & Lopez, A. (2007, June). Legal and ethical issues in clinical education: What every clinical instructor needs to know. Invited programming, three-hour presentation at the APTA Annual Conference & Exposition, Denver, CO.

Hewson, K. (2004, February). Development of a model for reflective writing in the physical therapy curriculum. Poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville,TN.

Hewson, K., Friend, D., Lucido, K., Marriott, A., Martinez, C., & Newhart, N. (2003, February). A retrospective study of clinical performance, academic achievement, and success on the national physical therapy licensing examination. Poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Tampa, FL. 

Hewson, K., Ryglewicz, J., Michaels, K., Neemuchwala, R., & Liebeck, J. (2002, February). The relationship between GPA and clinical performance of physical therapy students using the Clinical Performance Instrument. Poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, MA.

Hewson, K., Ryglewicz, J., Michaels, K., Neemuchwala, R., & Liebeck, J. (2001, October). The relationship between GPA and clinical performance of physical therapy students using the Clinical Performance Instrument. Poster presentation at the New York Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Saratoga, NY.

Friel, K. & Hewson, K. (2001, February). Use of a student preclinical experience in the provision of pro-bono physical therapy services. Poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Funded Grant Activity

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $13,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. April 2010, United States Golf Association

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $20,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. April 2009, United States Golf Association

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $20,000 ($5,000 for four years, 2008-2011). PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. November 2008, Community enhancement grant from the Youth Enrichment Services, Inc., Suffolk County, Town of Bay Shore

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $20,000 ($5,000 for four years, 2008-2011). PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. November 2008, Community enhancement grant from the Youth Enrichment Services, Inc., Suffolk County, Town of Central Islip

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $100,000 ($20,000 for five years, 2008-2012). PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. September 2008, Suffolk County, Community enhancement grant from Brentwood Unified School District and 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $5,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. September 2008, Suffolk County, Community enhancement grant from the Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.  

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $2,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. June 2008, United States Golf Association provided additional support because of excellent program compliance.

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $10,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. April 2008, Community enhancement grant from the Suffolk County, Town of Islip. Town of Islip passed a town resolution to support the PARFORE initiative. The Town of Islip reduced program fees from $15 per participant to $1 per participant to allow for golf play.

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $20,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. January 2008, United States Golf Association

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $17,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. December, 2007, Community enhancement grant from the Town of Brentwood.  Golf fees paid through town resolution.

Lopez, A. & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $2,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. September 2007, Community enhancement grant from the Town of Brookhaven

Lopez, A., Block, P., Santasier, A., & Hewson, K. Amount of funding awarded: $2,000. PAR FORE: Community-based golf mentoring program for gang-affiliated youths. July 2007, Stony Brook University, School of Health Technology and Management