School of Health Professions

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PT students dominate volleyball, soccer and softball at state OlympicsBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center physical therapy students brought home the gold medal in three sports from the Texas PT Olympics. Our PT students finished 1stin sand volleyball, softball and soccer at the annual event held at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. The students also placed 3rd in women’s basketball Read More »

Apr 26, 2019

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PA program ranked No. 33 nationally by U.S. News and World ReportBy Alex Branch    The UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant Studies Program was rated 33rd in the country by the U.S. News and World Report 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools.  The magazine ranked 169 schools, placing the UNTHSC Physician Assistant (PA) program in the top 20 percent of all PA programs that received Read More »

Mar 12, 2019

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PA students win Challenge Bowl — againBy Alex Branch   Students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program once have again proved that UNT Health Science Center truly does recruit the best and the brightest. UNTHSC PA students won the statewide Challenge Bowl competition at the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Houston. Students Andrew Lee, Abby Read More »

Feb 26, 2019

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10-year accreditation is extraordinary success for Physical Therapy departmentBy Alex Branch   A big year for the Department of Physical Therapy culminated with the program earning national accreditation through 2028. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education has deemed the program to be in compliance with the intent of all standards and requirement elements. Learn more about the Department of Physical Therapy. “We Read More »

Jan 17, 2019

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UNTHSC appoints new dean of School of Health ProfessionsBy Alex Branch J. Glenn Forister, PhD, PA-C, believes in the value of high-performing teams, and that’s what he sees at UNT Health Science Center. The institution’s One University concept, values-based culture and focus on extraordinary teamwork are concepts that led Dr. Forister to accept the position of Dean of the UNTHSC School of Health Read More »

Jan 7, 2019

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I use my PT training to help my communityBy Chelsea Barron, Student, Department of Physical Therapy   Movement is freedom: That’s a truth I have encountered many times in life. It was true when a back injury sidelined me from my high school soccer team and I watched in agony as my teammates competed without me. It was true when a woman in the Read More »

Oct 8, 2018

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PT on leading edge of Parkinson’s careBy Alex Branch   A UNT Health Science Center professor is preparing physical students to provide innovative care that can improve the quality of life for the nearly 1 million Americans expected to have Parkinson’s disease by 2020. Howe Liu, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, participated in the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program. It Read More »

Sep 17, 2018

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The next generation of health care providersBy Alex Branch   A new generation of physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and pharmacists formally began their journey into the health care profession Friday at the UNT Health Science Center White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a rite of passage that encourages new students to fulfill a psychological contract for professionalism and empathy as future Read More »

Aug 27, 2018

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PT professor among select few to complete fellowshipBy Alex Branch   Yasser Salem, PHD, PT, is among the first 100 physical therapists in the United States to complete the Education Leadership Institute of the American Physical Therapy Association. The yearlong fellowship is designed to “develop innovative and influential leaders in physical therapy education who can function within a changing politico-sociocultural environment.” The Read More »

Aug 2, 2018

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Commencement holds special meaning for Physical Therapy studentBy Jan Jarvis   Rosie Ruiz’s parents had a middle school education and an unstoppable drive to give their children a better life than the one they had growing up in Mexico. “My parents worked so hard in low-income jobs just to provide for us,” Ruiz said. “They’re the reason I have been so driven Read More »

May 17, 2018