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:

“Please note: The Continuing Education program is for licensed physical therapists and does not fall under the domain of CAPTE accreditation.”

exerciseThe UAB Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions has offered outstanding educational programs in physical therapy for more than 40 years.  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.

Our graduates are acclaimed professionals who help patients overcome the effects of disease, injury, and developmental abnormalities through the use of scientific principles in not only hospitals and clinics, but also in sports medicine, industry, consultation, and research.