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Pre-Physical Therapy Student Organization

The purpose of the Pre-Physical Therapy Organization (PPTO) is to educate students about current issues surrounding the Physical Therapy field and to provide an outlet of information to students who are interested in physical therapy graduate programs at Texas State or elsewhere!

PPTO also helps students find volunteer or observation opportunities that will help to familiarize them with PT and may also count for community service/awareness hours.

PPTO offers:

  • Guest lecturers from Physical Therapy schools in the state
  • Informational sessions from PTs within various specialties
  • Advice on classes and professors
  • Fundraising and community service efforts
  • Scholarship opportunities and information
  • Networking within organization for employment
  • Efficient access to graduate application materials
  • Opportunities for clinical observation and volunteer work
  • Mentor program for underclassmen or new transfer students


PPTO meetings are held every other Wednesday during the Fall/Spring semesters from 6:30pm-7:30pm at LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED, we will send out an email once the location is established.

DUES: $25/semester or $35/year to cover the following costs:

  • PPTO t-shirt
  • Discounts at social events
  • Snacks for meetings
  • Organization functions within the academic year



Visit our PPTO Facebook Group page for updated information.

Instagram: @txstateppto

Twitter: @txstateppto

Snapchat: txstateppto 

2020-2022 Officers

President: Gia Coppola,

Vice President: Priya Nair,

Treasurer/Fundraising Chair: Emily Rosa,

Secretary: Idalmis Ortega,

Historian: Christine Lockwood,

Recruitment Chair: Julie Serrano,

Social Chair: Cash Kelso,

Public Relations Chair: Taylor Chevalier,

Sponsor: Dr. Steve Spivey,



Stay Connected

Q's or comments?  Contact the PPTO Officers and check the PPTO bulletin board in Jowers!

We will post announcements through Canvas, Instagram, and flyers on our PPTO Bulletin Board in Jowers and around campus during the Fall & Spring Semesters!  

If you need to add the "Pre-PTOrg" tab to your Canvas site, please send a request via email to the PPTO President, Gia Coppola at





PPTO Volunteering in Houston with SBP to do Mold Remediation on Phillip's home!

"We got there and back safely and the weather turned out to be really nice. We had to wear Tyvek suits, glasses, and masks to go into the home to perform the mold remediation. We completed 75% of the mold remediation that needed to be done on Phillip's home, so it was a success! This was the third time PPTO has volunteered with SBP and the first time PPTO has traveled that far to volunteer. Thank you PPTO members, thank you to our volunteer drivers, and thank you to the SBP Staff." -Madeline Wesolick, PPTO President