The Department of Physical Therapy has offered outstanding educational programs in physical therapy for 50 years. Currently, we offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program for students who choose to become physical therapists and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science.


We were saddened to learn that Sharon Shaw, PT, DrPH, chair of the UAB Department of Physical Therapy from 1998 until retiring in 2013, passed away on January 11, 2016. To see her Celebration of Life ceremony and to read more about her legacy, please click here.

Celebration of Life for Chair Emerita Sharon Shaw
UAB PT - Top 20 in nation, U.S. News & World Report
Fully accredited for nearly 50 years
Annual Alumni Weekend set for 3/11 - 3/12

Doctor of Physical Therapy


Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science

brown lab
CAPTE logo

Certificate in Health-Focused Care for PTs and OTs