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Sara Migliarese

Position: Associate Professor Department: Physical Therapy

Contact Info

Office: 331 FL Atkins Building Phone: 336-750-8968 Fax: 336-750-2192


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 and 2014 from the APTA, Herdman certification in vestibular rehabilitation in 2008 and multiple sclerosis certified specialization in 2020. She completed her doctorate in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program at Winston-Salem State University. She is the Director of the WSSU-Novant Health Clinical Residency Program, accredited in the Fall of 2020.

Educational Background

  • BS, Biology, 1983, Texas Woman's University
  • MS, Physical Therapy, 1985, Texas Woman's University
  • PhD, Exercise and Sport Science, 2009, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research and Project Interests

  • Vestibular function in older adults
  • Balance and Fall Prevention
  • Multiple Sclerosis