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.

2020 Gossman Lecture

Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, the person responsible for the development of the Late Life Function and Disability Instrument and, more recently, computer adaptive measures of function for different populations, including people post-rehabilitation, older adults, and people with osteoarthritis, is the 2020 Gossman Lecturer. The event is set for March 5, 2020. Jette, a professor of Interprofessional Studies in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program and in the Department of Physical Therapy at the MGH Institute, has received a total of 54 grants and fellowships from such agencies as National Institutes of Health (multiple divisions), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Arthritis Foundation.

Program Accreditation

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