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Christine Romani-Ruby, MPT, ATC


  • Bachelor of Science: Double major, Natural Science and Exercise Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Athletic Training: West Chester University
  • Masters in Physical Therapy: Slippery Rock University
  • Doctoral Candidate in Administration and Leadership: Indiana University of Pennsylvania; dissertation topic: “Evaluating the effectiveness of learning practical skills online”


Romani-Ruby has been a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer for 17 years and is an associate professor at Cal U. She is a gold-certified Pilates instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance and holds many fitness certifications.

An international presenter, Romani-Ruby is the owner of Phi Pilates and co-owner of Phi Pilates Studio. She has authored four books and produced 13 videos on Pilates. Her most recent interests are in Pilates as a wellness practice, Pilates as therapeutic exercise in the physical therapy environment and Pilates in the development of the adolescent dancer.


  • Research in Fitness and Wellness
  • Business Aspects in Fitness
  • Current Topics in Fitness and Wellness
  • Current Topics in Performance Enhancement
  • Pilates as Rehabilitation

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Academic Program(s)

  • M.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion
  • M.S. Wellness & Fitness
  • B.S. Sport Management-Online Wellness and Fitness
  • P.M. Letter of Completion Exercise Science (all tracks)
  • Doctor of Health Science

Contact Information



Keystone Hall 141