The Department of Physical Therapy, a fully accredited program since 1967, offers an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy. In 2011, we established a unique interdisciplinary PhD in Rehabilitation Science program in partnership with UAB Occupational Therapy.

We are housed in a state of the art facility within a nationally ranked research-focused university. The department’s research laboratories focus on clinically relevant studies of human motion and exercise physiology. Students and faculty participate in a variety of education and research endeavors throughout the UAB campus in collaboration with campus venues such as the the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, Center for Disability Health and Rehabilitation Science, Center for Exercise Medicine, and the Center for Healthy Aging, and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center.

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The Department of Physical Therapy website offers a glimpse of how each of our programs can help you further your knowledge and career. If you have any questions, please contact us at 205-934-3566 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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