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Keiba Shaw, PT, DPT, EdD

Keiba Shaw
Professor, Physical Therapy - Tampa
(813) 574-5318


  • BS degree from Syracuse University in Psychology (1990)
  • MPT in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA (1995)
  • MA degree in Counseling in 2002, West Virginia University
  • Ed.D. in Sport Psychology in 2001, West Virginia University
  • Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015, A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona


Dr. Shaw earned a graduate certificate in Gerontology from the University of South Florida School of Aging Studies in 2009 and is an American Physical Therapy Association Certified Clinical Instructor. Dr. Shaw also completed Leadership and Management training through Nova Southeastern University’s Leadership and Management Academy in 2012.



  • PHTT 6701 Communication and Cultural Competence
  • PHTT 6705 Essentials of Exercise Physiology
  • PHTT 6720 Clinical Skills II
  • PHTT 6822 Health Promotion, Prevention, and Wellness
  • PHT 7405 Professional Roles of the DPT (tDPT)—Module I Health promotion, Teaching and Learning
  • PHTT 6916 Physical Therapy Management Post Amputation – Course Lab Assistant
  • PHTT 6725 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy – Course Lab Assistant

Scholarly Activities and Interests

Dr. Shaw’s scholarly interests include examination of psychosocial concepts in athletes as well as in the geriatric population. Her scholarly pursuits include a collaboration with Special Olympics of Florida to assess the physical impact of a prolonged exercise program in persons with physical and developmental disabilities. Additionally, her area of expertise includes the assessment of psychosocial and physical impact of exercise and rehabilitation as it relates to motivation and adherence in the older adult with specific emphasis on promotion of healthy aging in the older adult with chronic conditions. Dr. Shaw serves on the editorial advisory group for PT in Motion.

Area of Practice

Dr. Shaw has practiced physical therapy since 1995.  Practice experience includes outpatient orthopedics, sub-acute rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facility settings. 

Professional Activity Summary

In service to the physical therapy profession, Dr. Shaw has volunteered her physical therapy expertise in Haiti in response to the 2010 earthquake. As part of an ongoing effort of the Dr. Pallavi College of Health Care Sciences she has participated in Medical Outreaches to Jamaica and coordinates and participates in a Medical Outreach to Puerto Rico. As time allows, Dr. Shaw also volunteers her time and expertise at the student run NSU SharkMotion pro bono clinic.  Finally, Dr. Shaw continues to be an active member in many professional societies including the American Physical Therapy Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

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