Department of Physical Therapy
Register to participate in the 5th Annual Pura Vida 5K and Wellness Event November 13th, 9AM on the Texas State University Round Rock campus. Cost: $25. T-shirt only: $15
Can’t make it but want to support PT students – click here to SPONSOR A STUDENT to run in the 5K. This event supports study abroad and graduate student scholarships at the same time. Last year we raised $6450 total: $5,000 in PT study abroad scholarships and $1450 for graduate student scholarships! Click here to make a donation.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy students are hosting the 5th Annual Pura Vida 5K trail run at Texas State University Round Rock Campus on Saturday November 13 at 9:00am. Registration is $25. This is their main fundraiser for PT’s interprofessional, service learning study abroad program in Atenas, Costa Rica. This study abroad program welcomes all students (undergrad, master, and doctoral students). Last year’s study abroad participants include 20 students from CLS, PT, pre-med, athletic training, pre-PT, and pre-OT. Students live with host families and learn/practice Medical Spanish in nursing homes and outpatient clinics, so they are better prepared to serve our patients who speak Spanish here in the US.
This race is part of the Running with the Graduate Deans series, which raises money for Graduate student scholarships. If you are one of the 1st 30 graduate students/faculty/staff to register, you will also receive a Running with the Graduate Deans technical shirt - be sure to indicate that you are a graduate student, faculty, or staff under "University Affiliation" on your registration. For these individuals, the Graduate Deans will donate $25 to the Graduate student travel fund. If you cross the finish line before the Graduate Deans, they will donate $50. Last year we raised $1450 for graduate student scholarships.
If you are unable to participate in the race, but would like to support the program, you can sponsor a student to run the race, buy a t-shirt, or make a donation by clicking here If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Suzy Okere (firstname.lastname@example.org).
COVID 19 Update
As the Department of Physical Therapy responds to the mandates of the community and the university, we are doing our best to be responsive to current students, prospective students, family, friends and the community. While our office is open daily, the public is encouraged not to visit. We are answering phone calls and responding to emails. We look forward to personal interactions once we are on the other side of this crisis. Phone or Zoom appointments can be scheduled by calling the number below.
Phone - 512-716-2652
Email - email@example.com
A Message to the Physical Therapy Community from the Physical Therapy Faculty
As we learned of the senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, our faculty and staff have shared in the national sense of grief, anger, pain, and fear surrounding the circumstances of his death and lend our voice to the outrage against this too frequent occurrence among Black Americans. In times like these, we renew our commitment to our institutional and professional values and our duty as physical therapists to care for, support, protect, and enhance the lives of members of our community.
Working together, we can expose racism and we vow to commit to the hard work to eliminate it so that everyone, including Black members of our community, can live with dignity and fully realize the justice and freedom promised to each of us. We are taking actions to demonstrate ally ship with you and members of our community as we seek to realize our institutional mission to “strive to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.”
We are committed to addressing social injustice in all its forms.
Community-Access Physical Therapy Clinic
At the Fall Semester 2020 Convocation, Dr. Denise Trauth recognized several of our PT faculty. Dr. Janet Bezner and Dr. Denise Gobert have been promoted to full Professors. Dr. Bezner serves as Chair of the University Faculty Senate again this year. Dr. Gobert is serving as Chair of the University Institutional Review Board again this year. These are only two examples of the many contributions and activities of these dynamic leaders at our university and in our profession. Thank you both for all you do and congratulations!
Dr. Lois Stickley was recognized for being awarded Tenure at Texas State. Her accomplishment is in recognition of her sustained contributions to academics and the profession. Congratulations Dr. Stickley.
And can you believe it? Dr. Barbara Sanders was recognized for her 35 years at Texas State.
Now off to a great Fall 2020 - very different than ever before but one that proves we can continue to learn and improve.
Spivey Named Melzer Professor
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/
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
Action Bandage, LLC
Advanced Orthopedic Designs
Blue Sky Orthotics & Prosthetics
Carolon Heel Lift Center (Kyle, TX)
Carrington Hollister Wound Care
Central Texas Medical Center
CHARM: Center for Healing & Regenerative Medicine
Christus Santa Rosa
ConvaTec Medical Solutions
DARCO Medical Technologies, Inc
Department of Surgery Hydrofera, LLC
Derma Sciences Orthotic & Prosthetic Exciton Technologies, Inc
Dewey Whisenant, MD Technologies, Inc
La Brisas Apartments, Round Rock
Lakeway Aquatic Therapy & Center (Austin, TX)
Lympha Press USA, LTD Osborn Medical Corporation
Ritchie Limb & Brace
Sage Allard USA, Inc
St. David's North Medical
Save and Simple
Seton Hays Medical
Seton Main Hospital
Smith & Nephew Chattanooga Group
Texas Neuro Rehab
Texas PT Specialists
University Federal Credit Union
University Medical Center at Davol, Inc
Wake Pharma US
Z - Medica
The Texas State University DPT Curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure in all states. These state jurisdictions require graduation from a CAPTE accredited physical therapist education program.
Texas State University is a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) which supports academic institutions to strive for excellence in physical therapist education. We encourage faculty, clinical educators, academic administrators and students interested in pursuing teaching to check out www.acapt.org.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone:
(703) 706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: capteonline.org.
Filing a complaint with CAPTE: If you have a question about the department’s accreditation status or wish to express a concern about accreditation, you are encouraged to contact CAPTE. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (512) 716-2652 or email at email@example.com.
Complaints - all complaints should be submitted in writing (see UPPS 07.10.06) to either the Program Director or Dean. Response and resolution will be directed to the appropriate office.