Dr. Lori Ann Leineke

Associate Professor
Physical Therapy
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Office Location:
Tracey F. Smith Hall of Nursing & Health Sciences
Room 318L
Mailing Address:
4150 US 421 South
Lillington, NC 27546


Dr. Leineke is an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She has over 25 years of clinical experience, and over 10 years of experience in higher education. She is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, is an on site reviewer for the Commission for Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education and for the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

Dr. Leineke graduated from West Virginia University with degrees in Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy. She later completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In 2019, she earned her Doctorate in Education from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Her current research interests include sport performance, specifically with baseball pitchers, and functional muscular activation in the lower leg.