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Program Accreditation

Continuing Education programs are not subject to accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

For more than 50 years, UAB Physical Therapy has been dedicated to educating the best and brightest in the PT industry. And that includes being a preeminent destination for practitioners at all levels who need to fulfill Continuing Education requirements.

Marilyn Gossman Endowed Lecture Series

Marilyn Gossman, PT, PhD, FAPTA, was a physical therapist, educator, researcher, and influential leader who believed the pursuit of knowledge does not end at graduation. Marilyn joined the newly developed physical therapist educational program at UAB in 1967 and soon took over as chair of the program – a position she held for more than 30 years.

In 1998, Marilyn died of breast cancer; while she had accomplished so much, she had so much more to give. Her legacy lives on today through the hundreds of students and faculty members whose lives she touched. Her UAB family continues her legacy of excellence, education and innovation with the Marilyn R. Gossman Endowed Lectureship.

Each year, since 2014, a renowned therapist who has made profound contributions to the physical therapy profession is chosen to give a lecture that is free and open to the public.


UAB Online Training for Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CI therapy) is a physical rehabilitation approach designed to improve motor recovery and increase extremity use following neuromuscular injury such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and brain resection. The online training program consists of 14 self-paced, narrated PowerPoint presentations, multiple activities to enrich learning along the way, demonstration videos, synchronous and asynchronous opportunities to ask questions of course instructors, a huge bank of resources (manuals, journal articles), and built-in strategies to self-assess/check your new skills and clinical application.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course

Sponsored by The UAB Department of Physical Therapy & The American Physical Therapy Association, this intense, evidence-based, four-day in person course is designed for physical therapists, occupational therapists and MDs with experience treating pediatric patients/clients. The course consists of lecture and laboratory sessions with additional self-study sessions. Upon completion of the course, participants will earn 3.7 continuing education units (37 contact hours). Participants passing the written examination will earn an additional 3 contact hours for passing the written examination (total possible is 4.0 CEU). Continuing education units will be awarded by the American Physical Therapy Association.