Sara Migliarese, PT, Ph.D., NCS

Assistant Professor

Sara Migliarese, PT, Ph.D., NCS

Physical Therapy
331 FL Atkins Building
(336) 750-8968 (p)
(336) 750-2192 (f)


Sara Migliarese is a transplant from Texas. She moved to North Carolina from Texas in 1988. She received her MSPT degree from Texas Woman’s University in 1985 and worked at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston before moving to North Carolina. Sara practiced physical therapy at Forsyth Memorial Hospital and Gentiva Home Health Services, along with adjunct teaching at WSSU BSPT program from 1993-1995 and full-time teaching and ACCE duties in the MPT programs from 1996 - 2004. Sara received her certification in neurology from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1995, recertification in neurology in 2005 from the APTA, and Herdman certification in vestibular rehabilitation in 2008. She completed her doctorate in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009 and is currently an assistant professor in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program at Winston-Salem State University.

Educational Background

  • B.S. Biology, 1983, Texas Woman's University
  • M.S. Physical Therapy, 1985, Texas Woman's University
  • Ph.D, Exercise and Sport Science, 2009, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research and Projects Interests:

  • Vestibular function in older adults
  • Balance
  • Complications of Type II diabetes mellitus

Additional Information:

  • Teaching Areas

  • Life Span Motor Control - 6304

    Adult Neuromuscular I Lecture & Lab – DPT 7205, 7206

    Adult Neuromuscular II Lecture & Lab – DPT 8201, 8202

    Movement Disorders – DPT 7209

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Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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