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Dr. Barbara Gresham

Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (Professor)
School of Health Professions - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Office: Hardy 137
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8023900 College St, Box 8023BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4921(254) 295-4921
Subjects Taught: Physical Therapy
Degrees Earned: PhD, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University; MS, Biology/Physiology, Baylor University; BS, Physical Therapy, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Barbara is the Founding Director and Professor of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at UMHB.  She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, with a focus on geriatrics and clinic administration, and has more than 25 years of experience in physical therapy education.  Barbara earned her physical therapy degree at UT Southwestern in Dallas and completed her PhD in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas. Barbara has served on the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, including 2 years as chair, as well as being an active and involved member of the American Physical Therapy Association/Texas Physical Therapy Association.

Barbara and her husband Pat, a retired high school football/soccer coach, have been married for 39 years.  Their older son Drew lives in Austin with his wife Kayla and children Wynn, Charlotte, and Emerson.  Their younger son Shea lives in Philadelphia with his wife Caitlin and daughter Emmalyn.  Pat and Barbara are members of Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Spring, TX. They enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking, and also enjoy traveling to new places. 



Research Interests

Geriatric orthopedics with a focus on joint replacement, physical therapy educational outcomes, professional issues