Who better than a current student to ask something about our Doctor of Physical Therapy program? Click on a name below to find out a little more about each student, and take the opportunity to ask a question.


  • JaMichael Nash

    Speciality / Career plans: I am leaning toward working in a neuro-inpatient setting. I really like aspects of neuro related to exercise and recovery from major illness and traumatic events. I am pretty open to working in an orthopedics setting too.

    Extracurricular activities: I really love spending time with my family, especially my son(playing/watching him play video games, riding his bike). I also like working out—we make a family affair out of routine exercise. I also like to make a good outdoor grilled meal, whenever the time/weather allows it.

    Undergraduate major: Exercise Science/Kinesiology.

    Undergraduate University: UAB! Go Blazers.

  • Emily Besse

    Speciality / Career plans: Neurology and/or Pediatrics

    Extracurricular activities: Working out, going on walks, spending time with family, watching Netflix.

    Undergraduate major: Exercise Science.

    Undergraduate University: Auburn University.

Accreditation Statement

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 205-934-3566 or email jbraswel@uab.edu.

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