Assistant Clinical Professor
Texas State University, Department of Physical Therapy
Dr. Debra McDowell earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, a Master of Science in Health Professions, and a PhD in Physical Therapy with an emphasis on teaching and research. She has over 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. McDowell coordinates and teaches in several courses with the Texas State University Doctor of Physical Therapy program that includes the following: pathology, pharmacology, therapeutic interventions, advanced therapeutic interventions, and current issues. She co-teaches in the pediatrics neurology and cardiopulmonary courses and mentors student capstone study projects each year. Emphasis with her research includes fall prevention for older adults with gait and balance dysfunction, pelvic health dysfunction, and the use of vital signs with physical therapist practice.