Dr. Barbara Gresham, PT, PhD, GCS
School of Health Professions - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Barbara is Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at UMHB. Barbara has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, with a focus on geriatrics and clinic administration, and has 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 38 years. Their older son Drew lives in Austin with his wife Kayla and children Wynn and Charlotte. 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.
Geriatric orthopedics with a focus on joint replacement, physical therapy educational outcomes, professional issues