Kefah Alshebber, PT, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Neurological Rehabilitation


PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Master of Science, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, King Saud University

Research Interests

Development And Psychometric Testing Of Outcome Measures
Balance and Dizziness in Persons with Vestibular Disorders
The Effect of Personality and Beliefs on Recovery

Dr. Kefah Alshebber, PT, MS, PhD is an Assistant Professor with the University on the Austin, TX campus teaching in the Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Alshebber completed her entry-level professional Bachelor of Science in physical therapy at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia in 2006 and her post-professional Master of Science in physical therapy with a concentration in neuromuscular rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She completed her post-professional doctorate in philosophy of rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018.

Dr. Alshebber has spent more than six years at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (Eye and Ear Institute) balance lab as a graduate research assistant. She is also a teaching and lab assistant for the Falls and Balance Dysfunction: PT Management and Intervention course and has been a teaching assistant for the Motor Learning and Control course at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Alshebber has a robust scholarship agenda in vestibular disorders contributing to dissemination through both peer-reviewed publications and scientific and professional presentations nationally and internationally. She regularly presented posters at the Combined Sections Meeting and attended early career workshops both nationally and within the University throughout her PhD training. Presently, Dr. Alshebber has four published papers and six that are in various stages of publication.

Dr. Alshebber teaches the Gross Anatomy I, Gross Anatomy II and Clinical Neuroscience courses.