Cynthia Holder Gill, P.T., D.Sc.P.T., M.Ed.

Dr. Cynthia Holder Gill

Associate Professor


  • D.Sc.P.T. – Physical Therapy (2011) University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • M.Ed.- Exercise Physiology (1990) University of Virginia
  • B.S.- Physical Therapy (1986) Medical College of Virginia
  • B.A.- Mathematics (1984) University of Virginia


Dr. Gill began teaching at UMES in 1993. Her primary teaching responsibilities include: Advanced Human Anatomy (lecture and lab) to both the Doctor of Physical Therapy Students and the Physician Assistant students, Analysis of Human Movement (lecture and lab).  She also advises DPT students’ Research Projects and Independent Studies.  Her other interest include teaching and learning styles and the use of technology in physical therapy education. She has worked in a variety of settings with an emphasis on orthopedic outpatient and sports medicine. Dr. Gill is a member of the APTA, Geriatric, Orthopaedic, Sports, Women’s Health, and Education sections.  She is also a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS).


PHYT 601 Advanced Human Anatomy Lecture
PHYT 607 Advanced Human Anatomy Laboratory
PHYT 608 Visceral Anatomy Lecture and Laboratory
PHYT 604 Analysis of Human Movement
PHYT 674 Professional Development and Practice Issues in Physical Therapy
PHYT 616 Medical Imaging for the Physical Therapist


Gross Anatomy Pre-matriculation Preparation (GAPP) Workshop Coordinator, click here for more information 
Fresh Cadaver Workshops, click here for more information


2020 ‘Excellence in Teaching’ awarded by the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, click here for the article

Scholarly Activities:

Holder, C.G., E.M. Haskvitz and Weltman. The effects of assistive device on the energy cost, cardiovascular stress, and perception of effort of non-weight bearing ambulation. J Orthop. Sports Phys. Ther. 18(4):537-542, 1993.

Areas of Interest:

  • Gross Anatomy, YouTube channel Dr. Gill’s Anatomy videos, click here.
  • Brachial Plexus video, click here.
  • Women’s Health – Breast Cancer, Pregnancy, Osteoporosis
  • Real-time Ultrasonography
  • Orthopedics/Sport Physical Therapy
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Teaching and Learning Styles
  • Use of technology in teaching
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