Andrea  Bowens
Assistant Professor
School of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 2158 CHS Building 2
Email: abowens2@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4438

Andrea Bowens joined the Samford faculty from physical therapy clinical practice. Bowens clinical experience includes working in both an outpatient orthopedic clinic and a sports medicine clinic at a Birmingham-area high school. Her clinical interests have focused on post-operative rehabilitation, sports-related injuries, and return-to-sport and injury prevention programs. Research interests have included outcomes related to teaching and learning strategies in physical therapist education and issues impacting the physical therapy workforce. Bowens grew up in Gainesville, Florida, in a family of educators, so it was only a matter of time before she followed her passion for teaching and research. Bowens lives in Vestavia Hills, AL with her husband, Britt, and son, Caleb. 

Degrees and Certifications

  • D.P.T., University of Florida
  • B.S., health sciences, University of Florida
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Expertise

Orthopedics, sports medicine 

Involvement

  • American Physical Therapy Association, member of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine sections 
  • Alabama Chapter of the APTA, Delegate and Education Committee Chair
  • Specialization Academy of Content Experts, Item Writer for Orthopaedics Specialty Council