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Department of Physical Therapy

What's new at Texas State Physical Therapy?

http://www.txstate.edu/news/news_releases/news_archive/2015/June-2015/StDavids061915.html

The Texas Legislature funded campus construction bonds during the most recent session!!!  The article at the link above will tell you all about the new adventure coming our way.

This means that the new building for our program has been funded!  Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care and Communication Disorders will be working with architects and builders soon in preparation for the move to Health Professions Building #1 on the Round Rock Campus in 2018!! 

We have been in our current building since January 1991 and have outgrown it!  In order to secure new space and state of the art facilities, the campus master plan includes moving all of the College of Health Professions programs to the Round Rock Campus - but this will happen with two new buildings.  A funding request for HPB #2 will go to the next legislative session as a priority!! 

Thanks to a generous donation from St. David's Foundation and additional university sources, we are excited to be planning for our future in Round Rock!!!  Stay tuned for regular updates on our progress and pictures as available.  

(08-18-15)


 

Admissions 2017

 

All information for the upcoming admissions cycle will be posted on our website, under the Admissions tab, starting August 1st, 2016.  Any questions, please feel free to contact our front office

(07-15-2016)


IMPORTANT!

The Department of Physical Therapy has recently transitioned to computerized testing.  In many of the classes, faculty will administer quizzes and exams using SofTest from ExamSoft.  SofTest is a high stakes assessment program developed and licensed by ExamSoft that  enables exam takers to securely take examinations downloaded to their own laptop or tablet device.  SofTest can be used on most modern Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX based computers and some tablets (ipad and Windows Surface Pro).  Starting in summer of 2017, all students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will be required to have access to a device that meets the Minimum System Requirements.

How do I check my minimum system requirements?

http://support.examsoft.com/h/i/262677912-how-do-i-check-my-minimum-system-requirements

(08-17-2016)


 

 

Congratulations to the Department of Physical Therapy's 2016 Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship Award winners! Left to Right: Bryant Stites, Caitlin Buck, and Frank Shott


                                            Student News

The PT Department is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of the Barbara Melzer Scholarship: Katherine Franklin and Sean Buchner.  This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Melzer’s long time commitment to community service and excellence in clinical education and is awarded to 3rd year DPT students during the clinical experience portion of the program. Congratulations to Katie and Sean - and thanks for submitting pictures from your clinical sites!


 

Faculty News

Scroll Ceremony

The 2nd Annual Scroll Ceremony was held on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  Students starting the professional phase of their degree took an oath to accept duties and responsibilities that embody their chosen profession.

 

Faculty Activities


 


HAPPY September BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR DPT STUDENTS!

 

CLASS OF 2017: Natalie Benninghof, Emily Cummings, Kurtis Graves, Ryan Holloway, Paul Metzner, Laura Quintanilla, Tyler Tracey, Wade Zidek

CLASS OF 2018: Adrian Cantu, Elise Decker, Tanner Hoffmann, Angel Young

CLASS OF 2019:  Anthony Dixon, Brittany Duke,

 

(09-20-2016)


Texas State PT Faculty 100%

 

Texas State Faculty have taken the challenge. There is 100% membership in the American Physical Therapy Association by the faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy. This is the fourth consecutive year that Texas State has achieved this recognition.

(12-4-15)


Dr. Barbara Melzer

In Honor of Dr. Barbara Melzer, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA

In honor of our beloved Dr. Barbara Melzer, the College of Health Professions and the Department of Physical Therapy has established a scholarship to honor Dr. Melzer’s contributions to the College, Department of Physical Therapy, and Texas State. This scholarship will provide funds to third year DPT students to support clinical education experiences.  Donations can be made in memory of Dr. Barbara Melzer. Please make checks payable to the Development Foundation and mailed to:

Texas State University Development Foundation
Attn: Donor Services, JCK-480
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666    

 

To find out other ways to make a donation, go to this website http://www.ua.txstate.edu/give-to-texas-state/ways-to-give.html.  

(12-4-15)


 

To Donate to the Department of Physical Therapy

Donate to the Physical Therapy Program.

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Thank you.

(06-10-14)


 

Special Thanks To

The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy would like to thank the many companies who support our program by their donation of time, money, equipment and support. Thanks to:

3M EMPI, Inc Osborn Medical Corporation
Action Bandage, LLC Exciton Technologies, Inc Regent Medical
Advanced Orthopedic Designs GaitRite, Inc Sage
Allard USA, Inc Healthpoint Seton Hays County Medical
Carolon Heel Lift Center (Kyle, TX)
Carrington Hollister Wound Care Seton Main Hospial
Central Texas Medical Center - SkiL-Care Corporation
Department of Surgery Hydrofera, LLC Smith & Nephew
Chattanooga Group KCI St. David's North Medical
Christus Santa Rosa Lakeway Aquatic Therapy & Center (Austin, TX)
(New Braunfels, TX) Wellness Center Texas Neuro Rehab
Cody Burrough, PT, MSPT Lympha Press USA, LTD Texas PT Specialists
ConvaTec Medical Solutions Travis Medical
DARCO Medical Technologies, Inc University Medical Center a
Davol, Inc Molnlycke Brackenridge, WC
Derma Sciences Orthotic & Prosthetic Wake Pharma US
Dewey Whisenant, MD Technologies, Inc Warm Springs Specialities
Wellsence, USA
Z - Medica

(06-10-14)


 

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Texas State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.