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Houston DPT Class of 2012

Elizabeth ChristianLT Elizabeth Christian, a May 2012 graduate of the Houston Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) class, is currently serving in the US Navy Medical Service Corps as a physical therapist. She is stationed at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA for a 3-year assignment, where she is provides care to active duty service members, dependents, and retirees. Dr. Christian was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Navy, then she attended Officer Development School at Officer Training Command in Newport, Rhode Island and is planning on a career as a US Navy Physical Therapist. 

Alumni Certified as ABPTS Specialists in 2012

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) awarded specialist certification to almost 1000 physical therapists this year. As of June, 12,937 physical therapists have achieved board certification. Those who were recognized recently completed the requirements to become board-certified specialists in one or more of the following specialty areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women’s Health Physical Therapy. To obtain board certification, candidates must submit evidence of required clinical practice in a specialty area. In addition, candidates must successfully complete a rigorous written examination, demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in a specialty area of physical therapist practice.  

The following TWU graduates and post professional students were recognized in 2012:


  • Barbara Bailey Gresham, PT, GCS: Academic Certificate in Advance Geriatric PT 2010
  • Patricia M Lee, PT, GCS: BS in1986 
  • Thomas Hugh McLaughlin, Jr., PT, MS, GCS: MS in 1981


  • Lauren Nicole Elizondo, PT, MS, NCS, CBIS: MS in 2008


  • Christiana Lynne Blume, PT, MS, OCS: MS in 1990
  • Marcus Cantu, PT, DPT, OCS: DPT in 2010 
  • Amy Louise Goddard, PT, MS, OCS: MS in 1995
  • Janet Renee Hix, PT, MS, OCS: MS in 2001 
  • Brad D. McClatchey, PT, MS, OCS: MS in 2006
  • Britt Shore McGannon, PT, MS, OCS: MS in 2000
  • Alison Gooch Parnell, PT, MS, OCS: MS in 2005 
  • Rebecca A. Parnell, PT, MS, GCS, OCS, CEEAA: MS in 2000
  • Nathan Paul Shepard, PT, MS, OCS: MS in 2007 
  • Elizabeth Taylor Walley, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS: MS in 2008


  • May Boonpattrawong Bressler, PT, DPT, PCS: MS in 2008, tDPT in 2010 
  • Diana M. Early, PT, MS, PCS: MS in 2010


  • Amy Beach Harcourt, PT, MS, SCS, ATC: MS in 2003
  • Tom Hurley, PT, MS, SCS: MS in 1998

Women’s Health

  • Elizabeth Ann Miracle, PT, MSPT, WCS: MS in 2005

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