Dr. Jenise Engelke, PT, DPT, DCE
Director, DPT Clinical Education
Dr. Engelke joined UMHB as the Director of Clinical Education and assistant professor for the developing Doctor of Physical therapy program in the summer of 2014. Since 2005, Dr. Engelke has worked in various aspects of clinical education and settings of physical therapy. The various areas include outpatient orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, special education school setting, pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and home health. Dr. Engelke has also been involved on the administrative aspect as a rehab director in a skilled nursing facility. In 2012, she started studying and practicing myofascial release completing over 120 hours of continuing education as well as a 17 month internship. Dr. Engelke is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, Education Section, and Home Health Section. She has served as an alternate delegate for the House of Delegates and former Texas State Representative for the Pediatric Section. Dr. Engelke was a charter member and former president of CenTex AMBUCS, a non-profit that works to improve mobility for individuals with disabilities here in the Central Texas area.
Dr. Engelke and her husband Jeremy have 3 sons. The Engelkes attend Temple Bible Church where they have been involved in teaching the youth and special needs children. The local FCA is another ministry that is important to them and Dr. Engelke is the UMHB softball team FCA volunteer.
Myofascial release, student study skills and stress management strategies, preceptions of professionalism by DPT students, patient and client compliance, and placebo/nocebo effects on outcomes with patient care