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.


Carter Gansky

I currently serve as the student NTD rep for UTSW as well as the President of the TSPTA! I studied Kinesiology Motor Behavior at Texas A&M and will graduate with the UTSW cohort of 2024! I believe Physical therapy is a powerful tool we can use to improve the health and wellness of our communities! Together we will increase student competence and advocate for the value of our profession. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as reading and writing. This year you can also catch me running the Cowtown half marathon! 

Vice President, Garrett Young[email protected]

Hey y’all! My name is Garrett Young and I look forward to serving as Vice President for the upcoming year. I am a first year student at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences at the Austin Campus. I am originally from Texarkana, Texas and went to undergraduate at the University of Dallas where I majored in biology. I look forward to advocating for PT nationwide and further establishing our identity in the healthcare system.


Macy Via, [email protected]

I am a second year DPT student at Angelo State University. I hope to improve advocacy efforts for the profession, as well as gain more student involvement with the TSTPA organization. I am excited to serve on the TSPTA board and am looking forward to new opportunities! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, working out, and listening to podcasts. I am looking forward to serving y’all!

 Carinne Tyrrell, [email protected]

My name is Carinne Tyrrell and I am very excited to serve as Treasurer this year. I am currently in my 3rd trimester of PT school at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. I hope to use this role to help enact and support meaningful initiatives in our profession while also being an effective lesion to other students.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, hanging out with my pet cat, and spending time outdoors.


PT Delegate, Elena Luna Espinoza, [email protected]

Hey everyone! My name is Elena Luna Espinoza, and I am a second year DPT student at University of Pittsburgh- hybrid program. I live in Fort Wort, TX and graduated with my BS in Movement Science from TCU. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my children and husband. I look forward to advocating for the PT students of Texas and strengthening alliances between PT programs at the local and national level.

PTA Delegate,
Aliyah Medina, [email protected]

I graduated from UTRGV spring 2020 with my bachelor’s in exercise science. I am a level 2 student in the South Texas College PTA program and will be graduating in May 2024. My long-term goal is to apply for the DPT bridge program. I am a UIL TWOA wrestling official. I like to sing, fun fact: I sang the National anthem for the first RGV Toros soccer game! I’m excited to serve as a voice help advocate for all SPTs and SPTAs!



TSPTA Core Ambassador
Terrelle Wallace

Greetings! I am currently in my final year at the University of St. Augustine for Heath Sciences in Austin, TX. I previously served as president and vice president of the TSPTA and am excited to serve as your Core Ambassador! My passion includes connecting students and building networks and relationships and this role allows me to do just that! I love working out, listening to audio books, and spending time with my wife, 2 sons, and my dog Foxy!



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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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