We are pleased you are visiting our Web site. The UAB Department of Physical Therapy has offered outstanding educational programs in physical therapy for more than 35 years, with a top 25 ranking for the past decade. Currently, we offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program for students who choose to become physical therapists, and the Doctor of Science degree program for physical therapists who choose to advance their knowledge and skills at the post-professional level.
The department has a dynamic mix of faculty with outstanding educational preparation, research, and expertise in clinical practice. We are housed in a new state of the art facility within a nationally ranked research-focused university. The department’s research laboratories focus on clinically relevant studies of human motion and exercise physiology. Students and faculty participate in a variety of education and research endeavors throughout the UAB campus in collaboration with campus venues such as the Center for Aging, the Injury Control Research Center, and other clinical specialty areas.
We hope you will continue to navigate through the various sections of our Web site to get a more in-depth view of our department programs, faculty, students, and alumni. If you have additional questions, please contact us by email or phone. Our students and faculty welcome the opportunity to talk with you and share information that is important to assist you in selecting an educational program.
Sharon E. Shaw, Dr. P.H.
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy