Col. Barbara A. Springer

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Distinguished Alumna


Exemplary leader of health policy, health promotion and physical therapy programs in the United States Army.

Honorary Awards

  • John W. Goldschmidt Award for Excellence in Medical Rehabilitation, 2007
  • Excellence in Clinical Education Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2008 Sports Physical Therapy Section
  • Fox News Power Player of the Week (2005, 2006)
  • Klein Endowed Graduate Award, The University of Texas, 2001
  • Professor of Military Science Medal of Merit, 1985

Career Highlights

  • U.S. Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies, 2004-2006
  • Chief, Physical Therapy Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Executive Committee Member, Military Amputee Research Program, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Research Coordinator, Physical Therapy Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Director, U.S. Military Sports Physical Therapy Residency, Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, New York
  • Chief, Physical Therapy Service, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York