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University of Alabama at Birmingham Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
1716 9th Avenue South SHP 375 Birmingham AL 35233 United States
Phone+1 205.934.4363
Public
CAPTE Accredited

"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description
The mission of The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to prepare physical therapists who are evidence-based practitioners with the skills, knowledge and behaviors to deliver value-based physical therapy services, consultation, education, critical inquiry and administration, with a primary focus on clinical practice involving diverse populations

Satisfactory performance in the experiences provided in the UAB DPT Program prepares the student (graduate) to:

1. Deliver value-based and consumer-centered patient/client management to diverse populations to optimize movement, function and health.

2. Abide by national and state regulatory and legal standards and adhere to the core values and ethical principles adopted by the American
Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

3. Engage in inter-professional collaborative practice by effectively educating, communicating and partnering with consumers, peers, other
healthcare and non-healthcare providers, regulatory agencies, third-party payers, and other stakeholders.

4. Critically appraise the literature and other resources to guide evidence-based physical therapy practice.

5. Influence the ever-changing health care landscape through personal leadership, advocacy, life-long learning in the clinic, community,
professional organizations and society.
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Additional information about interviews

The KIRA Assessment has replaced the in person interview process.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
Each accepted student must pay the non-refundable deposit, which will be credited to the student's tuition for the DPT program during their first semester in our program.  
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Yes
Additional information about rolling deposits
Applicant typically given one month after an offer had been made to pay their seat deposit to secure their spot in the program. 
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
60
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
60
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
15%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
0%
Sex
% Male
23%
% Female 
77%
% Declining to State
0%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
5%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
% Asian
0%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
22%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
65%
% Two or More Races 
8%
% Declining to State 
0%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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Founded1964
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