Dr. Babb is a physical therapist and the inaugural director of the PTA Program at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL. She recently joined our team at ReQuest Physical Therapy in Gainesville, FL. She also teaches PTA courses at Santa Fe College related to general patient care, neurology, pediatrics, pathology, and spine rehabilitation; as well as topics on professionalism, management, laws and rules, and other topics. Dr. Babb holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University, a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications, with a Minor in Education from the University of Florida. Dr. Babb has been teaching in health sciences and Physical Therapist Assistant programs since 2010. She worked as a staff physical therapist at UF Health/Shands Rehabilitation Hospital until 2015 when she resigned to focus on the Santa Fe College PTA Program development and implementation. Prior to moving to Gainesville, she served as the Program Director for a PTA Program in Naples Florida, and as an adjunct professor in the Broward College PTA program.
Prior to academics, Dr. Babb owned an outpatient physical therapy clinic and has been a clinical instructor/educator for PT and PTA students since 2002. Dr. Babb has extensive experience treating a variety of patients and teaching a variety of students. Prior to becoming a PT, she was a radio air personality and News Director in Atlanta, Orlando, and Ft Myers, FL. Additionally, she served on the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice as a member and Vice Director. She has five children (all grown), seven grandchildren, and two cats. As a former radio DJ, she loves all types of music and will gladly engage in a game of music trivia at any time