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John Zubek, PT, DPT


DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 2008.

MS, Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2000.

BS, Education/Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy, University of Dayton, OH, 1996.   


PSL 311L Physiology Lab for Pre-Health Professionals

Professional Licensure

Physical Therapist, State of Michigan #5501013895

Professional Interests

Providing basic science education with enrichment opportunities for students entering the health professions including Physical and Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Medical, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

Publications and Presentations

Natasha Chinoy, Hayden Stoub, Yvonne Ogrodzinski, Katelyn Smith, Devika Bahal, and John Zubek. Assessing student desire for professional skills development within the undergraduate science curriculum: a focus on teamwork. Adv Physiol Educ 46: 179–189, 2022.

Voula Gaganis, Elizabeth Beckett, Julia Choate, Nancy Aguilar-Roca, Sarah Etherington, Charlotte Haigh, Derek Scott, Terrence Sweeney, John Zubek, and Michelle French. Virtual delivery: a panacea for the financial and ethical challenges associated with physiology laboratory classes? Adv Physiol Educ 45: 744–748, 2021. 

Julia Choate, Nancy Aguilar-Roca, Elizabeth Beckett, Sarah Etherington, Michelle French, Voula Gaganis, Charlotte Haigh, Derek Scott, Terrence Sweeney, and John Zubek. International educators’ attitudes, experiences, and recommendations after an abrupt transition to remote physiology laboratories. Adv Physiol Educ 45: 310–321, 2021. 

Michelle B. French, Julia K. Choate, John Zubek, Randy W. Bryner, Kathryn M. S. Johnson, and Meredith J. Luttrell. Professional skills for physiology majors: defining and refining. Adv Physiol Educ 44: 653-657, 2020.

Zubek JF and Kang HJ. Optimal Dosing of the Anesthetic Tricaine Methanesulfonate (MS222) to Ensure Muscle Viability in Xenopus leavis Frogs: A Protocol Project. HAPS Educator. April 202024 (1): 546-50.  

Jainil Shah, Matthew Artuso, Choonhan Youn, Daniel Gomez, Anna Yannakopoulos, Nathaniel Hawkins, John Zubek and Arjun Krishnan. SimpleB.io: An online tool and community for communicating biology and biomedical science in plain language Gateways, 2020: A Short paper. April 2020.

Matthew Artuso, Jainil Shah, Choonhan Youn, Daniel Gomez, Anna Yannakopoulos, Nathaniel Hawkins, John Zubek and Arjun Krishnan. Quantifying word complexity – and understandability – to help communicate biomedical science in plain language. [Abstract]. Science Gateways Community Institute Annual Conference. October, 2020.

Langen, K, Zubek, J, Lippert, J. A progression of care for complex regional pain syndrome: a case report. Michigan Physical Therapy Association Fall Research Conference. October 6, 2020.

Use of Virtual Reality Technology on Improving Balance and Functional Mobility in an Adolescent with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report. Zubek, J. PT, MS, DPT, Busik, J. Ph.D, and Proshlyakov, D. PhD. Michigan State University (2018).

Assisted Ambulation in a Resident with Bilateral CVA Who Was Essentially Quadriplegic. With Karen Grossnickle, MS, PT. Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI (2008).

Vacuum Assisted Closure in a Patient with a Dehisced and Infected Post Mastectomy Incision. with Gale Capehart, MS, PT. Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI (2007).

Evaluation of the PATCH™ Goes to School Program on changing health behaviors of schoolchildren. Ingham Regional Healthcare Foundation and Michigan State University. Dr. James Pivarnik, Research Director and Grant Recipient (2005).

Main Office
Department of Physiology
 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Road, Room 2201

Department Chairperson

Dr. Lawrence "Karl" Olson
Dr. Lawrence "Karl" Olson
 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Road, Room 2201E
Phone: 517-884-5050