PT PinUAB Doctor of PT pinMore than 100 students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Therapy, along with friends and family, recently gathered to publicly recite the Physical Therapist's Pledge (see all photos on the School of Health Professions Flickr page).

For the Class of 2014, this day marks the beginning of their journey as professionals. For the Class of 2016, this day marks the beginning of their journey toward professional status.

By reciting the pledge, each of these students are making a commitment to the PT profession, the patients and clients they will serve and society as a whole. The pledge says they will provide quality physical therapy services in all of their professional activities.

This is the second year the PT department has had a public pledge ceremony. The event was held Thursday, February 13, 2014, in the auditorium at the UAB School of Nursing.