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Updates on Class of 2012

DPT Class of 2012

Students and Faculty attend APTA Regional Clinical Education Forum


Eighty-four members of the physical therapy community attended the APTA Regional Clinical Education Forum on Saturday, July 18, 2009 held at UT Southwestern Health Science Center and hosted by the PT Program. Of the 84 in attendance, 29 were students. Pictured above are the students with Jody Gandy, Director of Academic/Clinical Education Affairs, APTA on the far right and Ken Harwood, Vice President Practice and Education, APTA on the far left. Texas State had 10 students in attendance, three full-time faculty (Sanders, Melzer, Spivey) and one part-time faculty member (Lyons). Good work, Texas State!


DPT I Students at Lakeway Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center

The DPT I's visited Lakeway Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center on October 27, 2009 to learn more about the principles of aquatic physical therapy first-hand. Special thanks to Bob Barker and Melody Medley-Keith for their generosity in sharing their facilities, their staff, and their expertise with our students. It was a fun and informative (and exhausting) evening! Melody made everyone work hard in the pool, but everyone had a great time.

Texas State Intramurals Dodgeball Champs

Dodgeball Champs

Pictured above are the members of the Class of 2012 Dodgeball team - Courtney Shulman, Suzanne Downing, Kim Anlauf, Sarah Grafelman, Zane Richardson, Ian Wallace, Doug Kelley, and Jose Cadena. Taking a break from classes and studying, the students not only participated but won the Championship. Way to go - great job in the classroom and in the gym! Congratulations!

Students Visit The Springs Brain Injury Program

Thanks to the staff and patients of The Springs Brain Injury Program in Ottine for having our students out for a visit.  The DPT II students took a historical tour of the old Warm Springs Hospital, then spent the rest of the morning exercising with the residents.  As evidenced by the pictures, a great time was had by all.  (submitted by Steve Spivey)

Learning Wound Therapy

Kate Young, Glenda Adams, and Deborah Smith from KCI recently spent a morning on campus introducing the second year students to negative pressure wound therapy. The half-day session included lecture as well as an extensive hands-on laboratory component where the students were able to apply the VAC negative pressure wound therapy system to each other, on wound models, and also to watermelons.  It was a great learning experience.  Thanks KCI!!!!

Zane and Matt Students for 2012

Legislative day

 Legislative Day in Austin 2011

On February 25th, a group of Austin area physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, physical therapy students and physical therapist students joined with others from the state to visit their respective legislators.  Over 500 representatives of the Texas Physical Therapy Association were in Austin to discuss patient access legislation with their legislators.  These professionals were joined by other health care providers and consumers to discuss the importance of patient choice and direct access to physical therapy.  Legislation has been introduced and is waiting for a committee hearing.

Several of our DPT students participated in this year's Bobcat Build. Students were assigned to work with a family from Martindale by painting their home, yard clean-up, and cutting limbs from trees. The family was very thankful for all their efforts. Thank you students on a job well done!!!


Celeste and Mary Suzanne and Courtney



Pictured (from left to right):
(kneeling) Petrice Waters, Celeste Sifuentes, Gary Diekhoff

(standing) Courtney Shulman, Jocelyn Fu, Callie Hatcherson, Mary Harris, Matt Seliga, Suzanne Downing, Tori Westcott

PT Intramural Soccer Team - 2nd Place Congratulations goes to the DPT students for winning 2nd place in the Intramural Soccer tournament!!!

Intermural team

Pictured (from left to right):
(bottom row) Sean Hester, Severo Saenz, Andrew Marek, Callie Hatcherson, Dana Williams, and  Celeste Sifuentes

(top row) Rick Roussel, Thomas Albaugh, Jacob Melnick, Zane Richardson, Christy Williams, Courtney Shulman, Jose Cadena, and Jackie Keller


San Antonio/Austin Tour de Cure

Saturday, June 4, 2011, students from the Texas State University DPT program set up a booth at the San Antonio/Texas Tour de Cure.  The Tour de Cure is a bycycling event to raise funds supporting prevention, cure, and improvement of lives of all those with diabetes.  Students had the opportunity to promote the profession of physical therapy, the Texas State PT Clinic, and provide information on peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes.  Additionally, one of the physical therapy students rode in the event while others assisted the event organizers.  Thanks to DPT II student Tom Lawlor for organizing this event!

lawlor and wallace                         Williams

(Page updated 06-12-2015)


2012 PT Olympics

The 2012 PT Olympics were held on March 30th and 31st at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Students participated in many events which included tug-o-war, softball, sand volleyball, billiards (singles & doubles), karaoke, wheelchair obstacle course, dance competition, dodgeball, basketball, and soccer.The PT students from Texas State came in 2nd place overall and were awarded the Most Spirited PT Team. Congratulations to all who participated.

Updated: 05-30-2014

 Brooks Harpst Volleyball