Sylvester C. Carter MHS, PhD, CEEAA

Sylvester Carter

Sylvester C. Carter MHS, PhD, CEEAA

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy


PhD, New York University

Masters of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis

Diploma Physical Therapy, University Hospital of The West Indies

Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry, University of The West Indies

Research Interests

Trip-related falls


Test Development


Dr. Sylvester Carter is a physical therapist with 18 years of experience in both clinical and academic settings. Sylvester earned his Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and his Ph. D in Pathokinesiology from New York University, where his research focused on identifying gait characteristics that may be associated with trip-related falls occurring on level ground. Currently, he is working on a Master of Public Health at George Washington University and a Certificate in Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Illinois at Chicago to extend his work on identifying gait factors that are associated with trip-related falls beyond the laboratory environment.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Carter, S. C., Batavia, M. Z., Gutierrez, G. M., & Capezuti, E. A. (2020). Joint movements associated with minimum toe clearance variability in older adults during level overground walking. Gait Posture, 75, 14-21. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.09.025

Carter S, Gutierrez G. The Concurrent Validity of Three Computerized Methods of Muscle Activity Onset Detection. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2015;Oct;25(5):731-41 DOI 10.1016/j.jelekin.2015.07.009

The Smallest Number Of Trials Needed To Reliably Measure Minimum Toe Clearance Variability During Level Ground Gait. Carter S, Batavia M, Gregory G, Capezuti E. 2017 Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting

Age Differences in Minimum Toe Clearance During Level Overground Walking. Carter S, Batavia M, Gregory G, Capezuti E. 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Antonio. (Platform Presentation)

Rao S, Carter S. Regional In-shoe Plantar Loading during Walking, Stair Ascent and Descent. Gait and Posture. 2012; June;36(2):265-70.

Contact Information

Office location: 4500 Woodland Ave., Office 128
Office Phone: 215-596-7087

sccarter [at] usciences [dot] edu