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Dr. Jenise Engelke

Director, Clinical Education for DPT Program & Director, Mayborn College of Health Sciences Faith/Health Initiative (Associate Professor)
School of Health Professions - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Office: Hardy 135
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8023900 College St, Box 8023BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4927(254) 295-4927
Subjects Taught: Patient Management Skills & Interventions, Professional Practice, Clinical Education
Degrees Earned: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science

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 a delegate for the House of Delegates since 2015 and as Assitant Cheif Delegate for Texas in 2019-2020. 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 since  2007. The local FCA is another ministry that is important to them and Dr. Engelke was the UMHB softball team FCA volunteer for several seasons.

Research Interests

Myofascial release, student study skills and stress management strategies, preceptions of professionalism by DPT students, professional burnout, patient and client compliance, and placebo/nocebo effects on outcomes with patient care