Ann Pharr, PT, ScD, GCS earned her BA in Biology from Baylor University in 1990 and her MS in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1993. Dr. Pharr also completed coursework toward a Masters Degree in Clinical Gerontology at Baylor University, but entered the TWU Physical Therapy Program prior to completion of that degree. Dr. Pharr completed her Doctor of Science (ScD) in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in May 2018. She received the APTA Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) certification in June 2019.
Dr. Pharr has had almost 30 years of clinical experience in the settings of acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing with special interests in total joint arthroplasties, wound care, and acute vestibular therapy. She is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, has served as the Site Coordinator for Clinical Education in hospitals, and has had over 15 years of experience as a clinical instructor for DPT students. She maintains clinical practice in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation therapy environments and is an active member of the APTA and Education, Geriatrics, and Acute Care Sections. Dr. Pharr’s faculty duties with the South College DPT Program include Assistant Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor with the content areas of Management of the Aging Adult, Cardiopulmonary/Acute Care, and facilitation of simulated inpatient environment lab experiences.