Paul F Mettler

Associate Professor • Physical Therapy Program Director Brooks Professor

Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Teaching Concentrations
- Human Anatomy
- Neuroscience
- Kinesiology
- Clinical Education 


Ed.D.  Higher Education Administration - 1984
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Masters Applied Anatomy and Physiology – MS - 1977
Boston University
Boston, MA
Bachelors Physical Therapy – BS - 1974
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 


Paul Mettler has been involved in physical therapy education for 34 years. He currently is serving as the Brooks Professor and Program Director for the Physical Therapy Program. His primary areas of teaching expertise and concentration are in gross anatomy and neuroscience. He joined the UNF faculty in 2011. His clinical interests lie in acute care and rehabilitation.


Hyman Dervitz Service Award for Service to the Profession of Physical Therapy
Temple University, 1990



College of Arts and Science
University of Delaware
Outstanding Teacher Award
Academic Year 1999-2000



Lacrosse Person of the Year
Delaware Lacrosse Foundation, 2010

Lacrosse Referee of the Year

First Coast Lacrosse Officials Association, 2012




Military Service



United States Army
January 1968 to September 1970
First Lieutenant, Field Artillery, Unit Commander
Served in: Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Jersey, The Republic of South Korea, and the The Republic of South Viet Nam
Awarded; the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Viet Nam Service Medal, The Vietnamese Commendation Medal W/60 Device, the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and Two Overseas Bars

Service terminated by Release from Active Duty
(Honorable Discharge)

MettlerContact Information

Building 39, Room 2025

(904) 620-5758