Andrea  Bowens
Associate Professor
School of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy
2158 CHS Building 2

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

  • PhD, Higher Education Leadership, Mercer University
  • DPT, University of Florida
  • BS, health sciences, University of Florida
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties


Orthopedics, sports medicine 


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