What is the Texas Student Physical Therapy Association (TSPTA)?
It is the student voice of the TPTA by communicating through a liaison network. The TSPTA notifies TPTA student members of current events affecting PT and PTA students. The goal is to create an informed student body which will actively participate in the decision making process  of the TPTA.


Cord DeMoss

My name is Cord DeMoss and I'm a 3rd year student at UTSW. I'm a native Oklahoman, Boomer Sooner!, and have been married to my wonderful wife for almost three years. We save every penny to travel every chance we get, and have been fortunate enough to go to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, and several mainland destinations since we have been married. I plan on going into orthopedics after graduation, and am also interested in getting certified in canine rehab. If I have it my way, you can catch me around a fire with my wife and friends, some 90's and 2000's country music on, and at least one dog!.



Vice President, Hannah John, [email protected]
Hi! My name is Hannah John. I'm a second year DPT student. As TSPTA vice-president, I handle various logistics, such as interacting with donors and sponsors, assisting other members of the board, and running our conference calls. Interesting fact about me, I rarely take 2 steps out of my door without coming back in for something I forgot. 


 Secretary,  [email protected]

Treasurer, Binaifer Alpaiwalla , [email protected]
My name is Binaifer (although I commonly go by Bini) and I am a second year DPT student. My responsibilities as TSPTA Treasurer include balancing the TSPTA budget, filing paperwork for student scholarships and giving reports during monthly meetings. My claim to fame is that I won Intramural volleyball at UT Austin and consequently, my picture is on the same wall as Matthew McConaughey!  Also, I absolutely love dogs but I have never had one. So, for my birthday, my sister rented me a husky and I spent hours walking around Austin with him.


PT Delegate, Kelsi Hendrix[email protected]

My name is Kelsi, I’m a second year PT student. As PT student delegate, I get to attend the monthly meetings of the TPTA delegates, and report what I learn to the TSPTA board and to students. Conversely, if PT students would like to bring something to the attention of TPTA, I am here to help! One of my favorite things to do is hang out outdoors - just like most PT students I know!

PTA Delegate, 
Paul Lopez, [email protected]
Hey, Yall! My name is Paul Lopez. I am a Student PTA at South Plains College with a deep passion for neuro-based patient care. I am beyond grateful to hold the position of TSPTA-PTA delegate for this upcoming year! I am motivated by the love of this wonderful profession, and feel it is my duty to go above and beyond patient care. I plan on helping other student PT/PTA’s make sure they’re voice is heard and understand that we are the ones who shape the world of physical therapy not just for ourselves, but for our patients. My hope is to get all students and professionals to be as active, and passionate about physical therapy as I am. 

TSPTA Core Ambassador
Julie Chrisman, [email protected]

My name is Julie Christeen or JC for short and I am a third year physical therapy student at UT Southwestern in Dallas. I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and am currently interested in pursuing sports/ortho PT to match my background in volleyball and my new found love of running. When not on the court, I love to spend my time watching football, exploring all the brunch places Dallas has to offer, and traveling. Last year I got to cross off South Africa and Egypt from my list and this year I’m going to London and Paris for the second time (YAY!) In the meantime, I am so grateful to serve on the board as TSPTA's core ambassador.

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Texas Student Assembly

PT and PTA Schools


  • Represent your school as a TSPTA liaison Your responsibilities as a TSPTA liaison include reporting information to your fellow classmates and voicing your school concerns to the TSPTA. 
  • Communication, communication, communication!!!
  • Attend TSPTA meeting at TPTA conferences and Student Conclave
  • Attend your local district meetings. Contact chapter office for information regarding local meetings.
  • Run for a TSPTA office!! View the TSPTA Board Application & Officer Descriptions
  • APTA opportunities
  • APTA web-page
  • Student Assembly web page


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