Marsha D Rutland-Professor of Physical Therapy at the Holland School of Sciences & Mathematics
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Marsha D Rutland

Professor of Physical Therapy College of Health Professions

Dr. Marsha Rutland graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy (1979), Master of Education degree from Hardin-Simmons in Sports & Recreation management (2002) and her ScD in physical therapy with emphasis in orthopedics from Texas Tech University (2008).  She also earned her certification as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) for extremities through IAOM. In June 2003, Rutland earned her certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the APTA and was recertified in 2011. She also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Additionally, she is a certified Dry Needler(C-DN).

She is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Anatomists and has presented research at the annual conferences. Dr. Rutland’s research interests’ center around orthopedic assessment and treatment issues. She has also presented research at TPTA annual conferences, APTA annual conferences and APTA-CSM regularly

Rutland has 38 years of experience as a clinical practitioner in a variety of settings, including outpatient neuro-orthopedic rehab, home health, orthopedics, acute rehab and outpatient rehab as well as state school experience. Rutland was a clinical instructor for 20 years and was recognized in 2002 by the Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy Clinical Education, Inc. as an outstanding clinical instructor. In 2011, the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) presented Rutland with the William R. Gould Memorial Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty Member Award. She received the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence from Hardin-Simmons University in 2014.

She serves as the newsletter editor for the Midwest District of the TPTA. She is actively involved with the HSU PT Ministries program and often speaks at community activities including the Region XIV Coaches Clinic.

Courses Taught

  • PHYT 7132 Diagnostic Screening
  • PHYT 7401 Clinical Anatomy I
  • PHYT 7302 Clinical Anatomy II
  • PHYT 7428 Healthcare Management
  • PHYT 7421 Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis and Management I (lab assistant)
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