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Peter Zulia

Visiting Committee Co-Chair

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Peter S. Zulia, MBA, AT, ATC, PT, SCS is Co-Founder of Oxford Physical Therapy Centers in Cincinnati, Ohio. A 1983 Graduate of CPASS' Athletic Training Program, Zulia also holds a BS in Secondary Education from WVU as well. He earned his Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985, and earned the distinction of Sports Clinical Specialist in 1998. In 2014 Zulia completed his MBA from WVU's Online MBA Program through the School of Business and Economics. 

His career start was as a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer in Cincinnati. There he worked in an outpatient clinic where he also partnered with local high schools providing game/event coverage, screening various injuries on a regular basis and providing education & guidance in wellness and injury prevention. This experience was vital in his progression as a clinician and entrepreneur, when the opportunity to co-found Oxford Physical Therapy happened in 1992. The company mission to be a resource to the community, and the vision to change lives through interaction and education was the company's foundation at the beginning, as well as today. Currently there are 20 locations of Oxford Physical Therapy serving Greater Cincinnati as well as Oxford@ Work, LLC-the On-Site Industrial Injury Prevention arm of the business, which serves over 115 work sites in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. 

Zulia taught for over 10 years in the Athletic Training Curriculum at Miami (Oh) University, has lectured nationally on sports medicine topics, consulted in industry and the medical community where physical therapy can make a positive impact, and has authored or co-authored numerous educational books that focus on the evaluation and treatment of orthopeadic & sports medicine injuries. 

Community involvement and service has been a constant throughout his professional life. Supporting causes from Cancer Research to Can Food Drives on a regional and national scale has been rewarding. The involvement in the American Physical Therapy Association's Sports and Private Practice Sections, where working on various committees to advance the profession has been a passion for Zulia. His distinction in 2015 by The Cincinnati Business Courier of being one of the "20 People to Know in Healthcare in Cincinnati" shows the commitment to his profession. 

Changing lives, be it in business or life in general, has been the focus. Pete and his wife Linda are the proud parents of their two grown children; Chelsey and Chandler. In the Fall of 2016, Pete and Linda established the Peter S. and Linda B. Zulia Endowed Scholarship within CPASS, as another way of showing their continued commitment to their focus. And in Fall 2019, during the Bob Huggins Fish Fry they made a generous donation to the Norma Mae Huggins Endowment. 

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