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About the Program

When a patient is ill or injured, a physical therapist can play a huge role in their recovery—whether it's by helping them move normally, relieving pain, or preventing further injury or disability. At UAB, you'll conduct research and gain experience that will prepare you for a career as a physical therapist, consultant, educator, or other position.

We specifically designed our program so you can give your patients the best outcomes possible. Your classes will cover such topics as neuroscience, gross anatomy, human performance physiology, and physical therapy intervention. In addition, we believe hands-on learning will be critical to your education. That's why we're going to offer you clinical education as well as professional-practice courses. Finally, we want you to take a series of doctoral-level, non-thesis research, and scientific-inquiry courses so you can learn about experimental design, statistical concepts, data collection, and more. That way, you'll have had the coursework, research, and experience to prepare you for practicing in the real world.

Delivery Methods


This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

Program Director

Dr. Jennifer Christy

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