What is Step UP?

A unique education and scholarship track developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society in response to a local need for physical therapists with expertise in treating individuals with multiple sclerosis.

How does it work?

This unique curriculum produces clinicians with a thorough understanding of MS, educates the physical therapy community at large, and develops teaching strategies that can be emulated by other PT programs.

How do I learn more?

This website will help you learn all about the MS Step UP program.  Included in this site are links to documents that have been used in the program at UNC. Feel free to browse them.  If you have any questions, or are interested in starting your own MS Step UP program please contact us.

Give to the UNC-CH Physical Therapy MS Curriculum & Scholarship Fund

It’s easy and secure! To make an online credit card gift, go to the UNC PT MS Scholarship page.

Listen to the PTJ Discussion Podcast

PTJ is the official Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. According to the literature, people with multiple sclerosis (MS), as a group, are sedentary and inactive compared with the general population. What variables explain this inactivity? Listen to the Podcast.

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