spain rehab 2010 01 scrMission:

Develop neurologic physical therapy clinical specialists who demonstrate advanced neurologic patient/client management, evidence-based practice, critical inquiry, and teaching skills, and who are empowered to become leaders in their local and professional communities.


The UAB School of Health Professions’ Department of Physical Therapy and UAB Medicine’s Department of Rehabilitation Services are co-sponsoring the UAB Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. A unique partnership between UAB’s nationally ranked academic and clinical enterprises, the program is designed to help licensed physical therapists elevate their practice, advance their knowledge, educate other providers, engage in research, and become leaders in the field of neurologic physical therapy.

This post-professional residency program accomplishes in one year what otherwise might take a therapist many years to achieve professionally. Our program teaches physical therapist residents to provide advanced patient/client management services with excellent quality and value, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and contribute to the development and application of evidence-based practices.  We are currently selecting only one resident for the 12-month appointment.


The 1-year residency curriculum provides 1:1 mentoring across the continuum of care, including neuro ICU/acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient, and community-based health/wellness services. Most didactic work will be completed through the Neuro-Consortium. In addition, our individualized program provides varying experience in teaching, research and service in partnership with UAB Department of Physical Therapy and the UAB-Lakeshore Research Collaborative.

Why choose UAB?


Applications to our residency program are submitted RF-PTCAS, the “central application system” for most residencies.  Our 2018-19 application period is open from December 1, 2018 to February 3, 2019.

Important dates:

February 3, 2019:Application due
March-April, 2019:Candidate interviews
April 2019:Applicants notified
August 5, 2019:Resident start date (estimate)


Katie Deaton, PT, DPT, NCS
or Liz Wylie, PT, DPT, NCS or 205.934.4940

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Neurologic Residency Program has obtained candidate status from ABPTRFE.  Though achievement of candidate status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be accredited.