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Dr. Mulligan has been involved in orthopedic-sports physical therapy, athletic training, and clinical education for the past 33 years. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Nebraska and he received his physical therapy training at UTMB – Galveston. He completed the post-professional master’s degree program at Texas Woman’s University-Dallas in 1995 and his clinical doctorate at Regis University in 2008. He was recognized as a clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the APTA in 1988 and was the Chair for the Sports Physical Therapy Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists from 2010-2011. He was certified as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2009 and currently serves on the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowhip Education.  He is an Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery Departments.


Graduate School Regis University (2008), Physical Therapy


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Honors & Awards

  • University of Texas Systems
    Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (2013)
  • Excellence in Teaching
    UT Southwestern School of Health Professions (2009)
  • Academic Leadership Award
    Texas Women’s University (1994)
  • Excellence in Clinical Education
    Texas Consortium of Physical Therapy (1994)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (2012-2016)
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (2007-2011)
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association (1980)
  • National Athletic Trainer's Association (1978)