Dr. Mary Thigpen
PT, DPT

Mary Thigpen has just joined Brenau University in Gainesville GA to be a founding faculty member in the development of Brenau’s new physical therapy progam. Dr. Thigpen has been practicing as a physical therapist since 1979, and became a board certified clinical specialist in neurology in 1994. She returned to graduate school in 1996, and received her doctoral degree from the University of Florida in motor behavior in 2000. She then entered academics, first at the University of North Florida, and then at the University of Florida in 2005. Here she served as primary instructor in the Neurology tract teaching Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, and Neurorehabilitation. Dr. Thigpen’s professional mission is to construct a meaningful career dedicated to the patient, the student, and the science of movement.