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William D. Bandy, PT, PhD, SCS, FAPTA


PT Center 324

(501) 450-3611

Dr. William Bandy is a Professor with tenure in the Department of Physical Therapy and a licensed physical therapist.  Dr. Bandy received his PhD in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, an MA in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University, and a BA in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica. He is a professor in the Department and teaches primarily Musculoskeletal and Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Bandy was awarded a Sports Specialization Certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 1987 and was re-certified again in 1997, 2006 and 2014. He has published three books and over 45 manuscripts, primarily on the topic of reliable and valid physical therapy performance tests used frequently in musculoskeletal physical therapy. Additionally, Dr. Bandy volunteered on the Sports Medicine Team for the U.S. Olympic Team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He is also a former two-term president of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and in 2006, Dr. Bandy was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the APTA. In 2010 Dr. Bandy was awarded the APTA Lucy Blair Service Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA.

In 2020, he was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow by the APTA, and became only the second recipient from Arkansas to receive this prestigious award.

Dr. Bandy Peer Reviewed Publications updated 4-22-2021