Dr. Stephanie McAllister

Dr. Stephanie McAllister


Assistant Professor


Dr. McAllister began teaching with the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the fall of 2020 and transitioned to a full-time faculty member in the summer of 2021. Prior to this, she provided clinical education opportunities to physical therapy students for over 10 years. Dr. McAllister earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008 from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and has worked in a variety of clinical settings that include hospital-based acute care, acute and subacute rehabilitation, long term care, home health, and outpatient services. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. McAllister developed an outpatient clinic that is both on-site and mobile in order to improve access to health care for patients/clients in underserved areas. Dr. McAllister is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a member of the APTA as well as the Orthopedic and Education sections. She continues to provide physical therapy services and pro bono consultations to patients/clients in the community.  Her research interests include community based wellness programs, musculoskeletal injuries associated with water sports, and improving physical activity for all populations. 


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Salisbury University, 2004

Credentials and Certifications:

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Primary Courses:

  • PHYT 620 – Introduction to Clinical Examination, Evaluation, & Differential Diagnosis
  • PHYT 624 – Therapeutic Exercise I – Basics and Essentials
  • PHYT 626 – PT Procedures IV – Electrophysiology
  • PHYT 632 – Therapeutic Exercise III – Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations
  • PHYT 658 – Clinical Judgment and Integration Seminar
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