The Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) is an educational organization that will work together to volunteer our time to the community, take part in continuing education opportunities outside the classroom, represent our physical therapy profession, and act with honor, integrity, and respect in all our endeavors.
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Mission trips are offered throughout the academic year. These mission trips are service-learning and volunteered-based opportunities. It is recommended the students participate in mission trips in their 2nd or 3rd year of the curriculum.
- Peru (December - January)
This is an interdisciplinary activity among students of School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, and School of Medicine.
- Haiti (March or April)
This is a Physical Therapy department activity.
This is an interdisciplinary activity between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy students. Students may also qualify to have Guatemala as a clinical rotation.
- PT Academic Policies
- St. Vincent's Clinic
Every Wednesday afternoon, the students (supervised by faculty) provide pro-bono services at St. Vincent’s Clinic. This activity allows the students to practice the theory with "real" patients while serving the community.
- Research Day
During research day, the 3rd-years students present their capstone projects. These projects are based on one patient case from their clinical rotation. Grading takes place during this activity. Students of the 1st and 2nd year are observers of this activity.
- Career Fair
During the last year of the curricular year, the students meet multiple hospitals and clinics representatives. The students may practice interview skills and network for job opportunities prior to graduation.
Students may volunteer to deliver meals to impaired individuals in the community.
- Volunteer Opportunities at Adaptive Sports
- Library Guides
- Book List
- SHP Office of Academic & Student Affairs
- UTMB Student Services
- SHP Scholarships
- UTMB Student Resources