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.


Terrelle Wallace

Hello TSPTA! My name is Terrelle Wallace and I have the honor of serving as your President this year! I am a 3rd year student at the University of St. Augustine. I aspire to increase PT access across the nation through advocacy efforts. In my own time I am a certified personal trainer and my hobbies include reading, working out, and spending time with my wife and toddler! I'm excited to serve all of you! 


 Vice President,
Carter Gansky[email protected]

Hello TSPTA! I am Carter Gansky and will be serving as Vice President this year. I am a first year SPT at UT Southwestern Medical center. During my time on the board I aim to improve SPT competence through events and workshops. Together we will drive the profession forward through political advocacy and public education. In my free time I enjoy reading books, bodybuilding, spending time with friends and family!


Zhane Simpson, [email protected]

I am a third year DPT Student at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. As the TSPTA Secretary, I'm responsible for taking minutes, distributing information, updating bylaws, and tracking meetings for effective communication between members. In my free time I enjoys binge watching television shows and shooting pool!


 Shelby Senek, [email protected]

I am currently a second year DPT student at Texas Woman’s University Dallas campus and I received my undergraduate degree in Athletic Training at Hardin-Simmons University. I am excited to serve on this board as treasurer and am looking forward to the opportunities it brings!


PT Delegate, Kyela Cosby, [email protected]
Hey everyone! My name is Kyela Cosby and I am the Vice President-Internal for the DPT Class of 2024. I am from a small town outside of College Station, TX called North Zulch, TX. I graduated with my BS in Kinesiology & Human Performance from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX. I am interested in multiple different settings and just trying to be open-minded to everything the physical therapy profession has to offer.

PTA Delegate,
Victoria Garcia, [email protected]

I am a 2nd year PTA Student at South Texas College in the Rio Grande Valley. I am currently serving as President of my programs SPTA Club. Prior to PTA school, I graduated from UTSA with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors, doing Pilates & listening to podcasts while waking my dog Texas. I am looking forward to advocating for the PTA students of Texas!



TSPTA Core Ambassador
, Kate Carley

I am a member of the Baylor dpt class of 2023. I'm originally from Richmond Virginia where I completed my bachelor of science with a concentration in exercise science from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. I've worked as a rehab tech for 3 years in inpatient rehab before starting PT school and plan to become a board-certified neurological clinical specialist upon completing PT school. I enjoy hiking, painting, Scottish dancing and ice skating!


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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


Interested in participating in the Student Bowl? Submit your team when the registration form opens!