Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby


Department of Exercise Sciences and Sport Studies


An internationally renowned teacher with 25 years of experience in clinical practice, Dr. Ruby has successfully integrated physical therapy and Pilates to create innovative rehabilitation and wellness programs for conditions such as back pain and sport specific programs for professional athletes.  Founder of PHI Pilates in Pittsburgh, PA, Christine guides clients in the study of their own movement to improve posture and reduce pain and risk of injury.  Dr. Ruby holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both exercise science and natural science, a Master of Science degree in physical therapy and a doctorate in education.  In addition to being an associate professor at PennWest California, Dr. Ruby is regularly sought after to speak at national and international conferences and works daily in her clinic with clients including NFL athletes, ballerinas, and clients recovering from injuries or illness. Her YURâ„¢BACK program is designed to safely progress clients with back pain from physical therapy to whole body fitness programs, so that they can get back to a healthy lifestyle. 


  • Research in Fitness and Wellness
  • Business Aspects in Fitness
  • Current Topics in Fitness and Wellness
  • Physical Activity and Aging
  • Essentials of Human Movement Science
  • 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
  • Doctor in Education, Administration and Leadership: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Email: romaniruby@pennwest.edu

Phone: 724-938-4356

Office: Keystone Hall Room 141