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Austin Alexander

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy College of Health Professions Physical Therapy


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Hardin-Simmons University, 2014
  • B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • • Ph.D. in Medical and Health Professions Education with a concentration in Contemporary Human Anatomy Education, Eastern Virginia Medical School, est. completion 2023

Dr. Alexander is an alumnus of the Department of Physical Therapy at Hardin-Simmons University, earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from University of Oklahoma in 2011. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in Medical and Health Professions Education with a concentration in Contemporary Human Anatomy Education from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Research interests of Dr. Alexander include use of technology to enhance learning, gold standards in anatomy education, anatomic variations influence on function, and environmental influences on developmental delay in the pediatric population. Clinically, Dr. Alexander works as a pediatric physical therapist dedicated to patient centered care and has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehab, acute care, neonatal intensive care unit, home health, early childhood intervention, and outpatient rehabilitation. He was recognized in 2018 by Betty Hardwick Center as the provider of the year. Dr. Alexander is married to his wife Kelsey. They have four children Hank, Parker, MillieKate, and BrantleyJo.

Dr. Alexander believes in Jesus Christ, the Son of the one and only God. My faith in Him will enlighten my unfailing love for my wife.  Through His example I will always be a present and responsible father to my children. Due to His power I refuse to believe that one man cannot change the world. By His discipline I will strive for excellence, being a reflection of His glory, to better those around me. By His dedication to his people I will continue to learn all that I can to help others achieve great things.

Dr. Alexander’s Teaching Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • Physical Therapy
    • PHYT 7401 Clinical Anatomy I
    • PHYT 7302 Clinical Anatomy II
    • PHYT 7208 Neuroscience II
  • Physician Assistant
    • PA 6310 Pathophysiology and Physiology I
    • PA 6312 Pathophysiology and Physiology II
    • PA 6402 Human Anatomy
  • Biology Department
    • BIOL 3417 Advanced Human Physiology
    • BIOL 3418 Advanced Human Anatomy
    • Course Coordinator
      • BIOL2402 Anatomy and Physiology I
      • BIOL 2403 Anatomy & Physiology II
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