Keiba Shaw, PT, DPT, Ed.D., M.A.

Keiba Shaw, PT, DPT, Ed.D., M.A.

Program Director of DPT Student Affairs

School of Health Professions


Dr. Keiba Shaw received a B.S. degree in psychology from Syracuse University, an MPT degree in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University, an M.A. degree in counseling and an Ed.D. in sport psychology, both from West Virginia University. She completed her transitional DPT degree from A.T. Still University. Shaw’s scholarly interests include the examination of psychosocial concepts in athletes as well as in the geriatric population. Specifically, her area of expertise includes the assessment of the psychosocial and physical impact of exercise and rehabilitation as it relates to motivation and adherence in the older adult, with specific emphasis on the promotion of healthy aging in the older adult with chronic conditions. She has developed a close working relationship with the Special Olympics to promote exercise and fitness in people of all ages with special needs. Other areas of interest include the promotion, recruitment and retention of diverse students into physical therapy programs through the utilization of a holistic admission process.


Shaw has a passion for working with the medically underserved population and has participated and coordinated interdisciplinary healthcare students, faculty and clinical groups in numerous medical outreaches to Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Her passion also extends to issues related to student success in physical therapy programs, centering around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as well as physical and mental well-being.


Active engagement and the independent discovery of knowledge coupled with thoughtful self-reflection comprise the foundation of Shaw’s teaching philosophy. Her teaching contributions occur throughout the curriculum, where she assists students in preparing for professional practice through the integration and application of didactic and experiential knowledge via the creation of an ePortfolio and through participation in various courses such as Management of the Aging Adult and Board Preparation.


In her downtime, Dr. Shaw's levels of activities include lounging with a good book, “dinner and a movie” night with friends and family and running for pleasure and fitness.