Joan Darbee, PT, PhD's picture
Joan Darbee, PT, PhD
Office Location: 

Room 204B Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0590
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-6003
Position Title: 
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Darbee has been a faculty member in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky since 2000. Dr. Darbee received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.S. in Physical Therapy from Boston University. She received a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo before joining the faculty at the University of Kentucky. 

Educational Focus

Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Pathology and Clinical Application
  • Foundational Skills in Physical Therapy
  • Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
  • Management of Neurological Systems (Spinal Cord Injury)
  • Special Elective: Hippotherapy
  • Special Elective: Exercise Physiology
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Complex Patient I & II
  • Research: Analysis and Outcomes 

Research / Scholarship

  • Acute care education