Updates on Class of 2013
Welcome DPT Class of 2013
The 2010-2013 Class of DPT students had orientation June 3-4, 2010 and their first classes on Monday, June 7, 2010. We would like to welcome this dynamic and excited group of students to the third cohort of the DPT curriculum. The games in the park at Aquarena Springs on Friday afternoon were fun and helped everyone to get to know each other. Welcome, and have fun for the next three years!
Memory Walk for Alzheimer's - November 6, 2010
Pictured is the team from Texas State University Department of Physical Therapy who participated in the Memory Walk for Alzheimer's in San Marcos, TX, on November 6, 2010. The team included students, faculty, friends (two-legged and four-legged). Everyone had a chilly, bracing good time. Thanks for supporting this worthy event and representing our program!
Lakeway Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center Hosts DPT I Class
Special thanks to Melody Medley-Keith and her staff at Lakeway Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center for hosting the first-year students on October 28, 2010. This is the third year that students have spent an evening in the pool learning about aquatic physical therapy. With the opportunity to visit this unique facility, the students have learned so much each year and enjoyed getting to know the staff. As an annual event, this is one of the fall semester highlights when learning is really fun! Thanks to the entire staff at Lakeway Aquatics!
Patient Experiences - Day 1 and Day 2
The DPT I's experienced their first day with their own pediatric "patients." Twelve children with their parents joined the class for the 'assessment' portion of this learning experience. Students participated and observed different ages, levels of disability and were able to apply their didactic skills in this dynamic session. Some fun was had by all!!!
APTA ELC Meeting Held in San Antonio
The American Physical Therapy Section held the Educational Leadership Conference in San Antonio October 1-3, 2010. Drs. Barbara Sanders, Barbara Melzer, and Steve Spivey were in attendance as participants. Dr. Eric Robertson was one of the presenters. This is an annual meeting for the academic leaders and faculty of physical therapy educational programs in the United States. It provides an opportunity for discussion, learning and networking. This year was historic with the formation by the Academic Administrators Special Interest Group of the APTA Academic Council.
Held in conjunction with ELC is the Diversity Fundraiser Dinner. Assisting with the event this year were students from Texas State, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and St. Philips College. Pictured above are the student volunteers who contributed to the success of the event. We do appreciate our students - Thanks for representing Texas State so well!
Day at The Springs
Special thanks to the patients and staff of The Springs brain injury assisted living program in Ottine for hosting the DPT II students on Friday, June 10th. The students had the opportunity to directly interact with the patients during their daily exercise program and also toured the site of the original Warm Springs Hospital. The students were able to learn about the polio epidemic and how treating polio patients advances the profession of physical therapy.
Wound Care Instruction
Kate Young Biasiolli, a Senior Manager for KCI in Global Professional Education, presented a lecture and laboratory session for second year students. After covering the basics in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), Kate directed a hands-on lab where students could practice V.A.C. application on "wounded" watermelons. (One uninjured watermelon was consumed - it just smelled too good!) Students also drew wounds on each other so they could apply the V.A.C. and feel NPWT for themselves. It was a great lab and KCI donated all the V.A.C. supplies. Thanks, Kate, for an excellent learning opportunity, and thanks, KCI, for contributing to our integumentary program!
(page updated 06-12-2015)