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Barbara Sanders, PhD, PT, SCS - Department Chair

Licensed PT since 1972. Director of PT Program. Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Specializes in sports injuries - from pre-season participation examinations, on the field care, acute care and rehabilitation. Teaches Research, Management, and Sports Elective.

Office: HPB 329
Phone: (512) 245-3495

Barbara Sanders


PhD, 1991, Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
MS, 1976, Education, The University of Kentucky
BSPT, 1972, Physical Therapy, The University of Kentucky


Physical Therapist in the states of
Kentucky, 1972-present
Texas, 1986-present

Certified Specialist, Sports Physical Therapy
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Initial certification, 1988, recertification 1997, 2007

Experience - Academic

Associate Dean, 2004-present
College of Health Professions
Texas State University-San Marcos

Professor and Chair, 1996-present
Associate Professor and Program Director, 1989-1996
Assistant Professor and Program Director, 1987-1989
Assistant Professor, 1986-1987
Department of Physical Therapy
Texas State University-San Marcos

Academic Coordinator fo Clinical Education, 1978-1983
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Instructor, 1976-1977
Physical Therapy Program
The University of Kentucky


Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA, Hall of Honor, 2007
St. Michael's Academy Distinguished Service Award, 2004
Tom Waugh Leadership Award, Texas Physical Therapy Association, 2003
Lucy Blair Service Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2003
Excellence in Service Award, School of Health Professions, Southwest Texas State University, 1999, 2002
Jeanette Winfree Award, Texas Physical Therapy Association, 1999
Ron Peyton Award, Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA, 1996
Excellence in Education Award, Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA 1994
Mary McMillan Scholarship, American Physical Therapy Association, 1990


American Physical Therapy Association, 1970-present
    Section on Education, 1977-present
    Sports Physical Therapy Section, 1978-present
Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education
    Site Visit Team Leader, 1999-present
Texas Physical Therapy Association, 1985-present
    Chief Delegate, 2005-present
    President, 1996-2002
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1998-present
Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals, 1988-present