LaVona Traywick, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

Dr. LaVona Traywick is an associate professor in the School of Physical Therapy. LaVona strongly believes that educating students is more than just book knowledge, especially when working in the healthcare profession. She wants her students to be competent, compassionate leaders in their field. LaVona specializes in healthy aging and holds a PhD in Gerontology from the University of Kentucky.


  • PhD University of Kentucky
  • MA University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • BS University of Central Arkansas


  • Past President of the Southern Gerontological Society
  • Fellow of the Arkansas Gerontological Society
  • Published author and presenter

Areas of Interest

  • Healthy Aging
  • Adaptive Exercise
  • Universal Design
  • Gerontological Literacy
  • Community Engagement