Accreditation statement

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

Meredith Anderson

Kali Coleman

Specialty/Career plans: As of now, I want to work with the geriatric population either in an assisted living or nursing home facility. 

Extracurricular activities: I enjoy being involved in my church group, spending time with my husband and family, exercising, and my newest hobby- geocaching. 

Undergraduate major: Exercise Science 

Undergraduate University: The University of Alabama 

David Cowden

David Cowden

Specialty/Career plans: Acute Care or Rehab

Extracurricular activities:cooking, gardening, spending time with wife and daughter, serving Masses

Undergraduate major: Exercise Science

Undergraduate University: Bowling Green State University

Yemisi Elebute


Specialty/Career plans: Gait and Prosthetics or Neuro Inpatient Rehabilitation

Extracurricular activities: I currently serve as the APTA Student Assembly Core Ambassador for Alabama and  Co-Clinical Director for the student run pro-bono at Church of the Reconciler. Outside of school, I teach dance at my church, I love to cook and bake for friends, and I enjoy watching Family Feud reruns.   

Undergraduate major: Exercise Science

Undergraduate University: Georgia State University

Kali M Coleman


Specialty/Career plans: Neuro Rehab

Extracurricular activities: Within the program, I am the President of the Student Physical Therapy Organization; so I enjoy helping to get students and professionals involved in campus and community events. I love to spend time outdoors and make trips to the river whenever possible to ski and relax on the water.

Undergraduate major: Human Performance and Exercise Science

Undergraduate University: University of Alabama