Daniel A. Farwell, PT, DPT, SCS


Associate Professor and Athletic Medical Center Liaison, Department of Physical Therapy

Daniel Farwell, PT, DPT, founded an outpatient orthopedic private practice in Glendale, California, in 1985, and accepted an invitation to join the teaching faculty at the University of Southern California in 1996, earning a master’s and doctorate while teaching. Farwell has been a contributor to the orthopedic and sports residency programs at USC and an instructor for the McConnell Institute, and is a regional director for Special Olympics FUNfitness Evaluation. He has been managing several outpatient clinics since 2007, and is interested in developing wellness and residency programs for Azusa Pacific’s Department of Physical Therapy. His areas of expertise include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and physical therapy administrative policy and procedures, and he has an interest in researching nutritional effects on exercise and rehabilitation.


  • DPT, University of Southern California
  • MS, Biokinesiology, University of Southern California
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University


  • Sports Certification Specialist (SCS)

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences


  • Administrative Evolution and Design in Physical Therapy Practice
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation/Injury Prevention
  • Sports Residency Design and Implementation
  • Physical Therapy Adaptive Exercise Design for Disabled Athletes
  • Nutritional Supplementation to Physical Therapy Performance and Rehabilitation
  • Evidence-based Wellness/Fitness Program Design and Implementation