Rebecca Galloway, PT, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction
Dr. Galloway is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2002 and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2013. She practiced in acute care for 7 years including 6 years as a clinical instructor and continued faculty clinical practice. Dr. Galloway became a Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties in 2006 and recertified in 2016. She completed the UTMB Scholars in Education program in 2015
and was inducted into UTMB Academy of Master Clinicians in 2017.
Dr. Galloway joined UTMB School of Health Professions Physical Therapy as faculty in 2008 and served as Director of Clinical Education for 10 years in addition to didactic teaching experience in traditional on-campus DPT, transitional (post-professional) online DPT, and bridge PTA to DPT programs. She has contributed original content development for 15 courses and serves as chair for the bridge PTA to DPT curriculum committee. Her currentposition is Associate Professor of Instruction with primary teaching areas including management of medically complex patients, clinical reasoning, psychosocial aspects of care, and history and systems review. Dr. Galloway has mentored students and
faculty in pro bono physical therapy services at St. Vincent’s House in Galveston since 2010 and became Director in 2015.
Dr. Galloway has served in team roles on educational grants including Discipline Specific Leader for East Texas Geriatric
Education Center (2010 – 2015) and Clinical Education Coordinator for Career Advancement for Physical Therapist Assistants (2012 – 2017). She also has experience in stakeholder engagement as co-chair of Local Patient Stakeholder Council (LPSC) for Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) study (2014 – 2019), co-chair of LPSC for Dementia (D-CARE) study since 2018 and became co-chair of National Patient Stakeholder Council for D-CARE in 2021. Dr. Galloway has 7 peer-reviewed publications, 15 national/state poster or platform presentations, and 11 invited lectures at conferences. She co-edited the 2nd edition of Physical Therapist Manual for the Assessment of Clinical Skills with Director of Clinical Education colleagues in Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy.
Dr. Galloway has previous educational service experience as an item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and was inducted into their Academy of Advanced
Item Writers in 2014. She also served as an item writer for the Geriatrics Specialty Council in 2019 – 2020 and currently on Geriatric Committee of Content Experts for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Dr. Galloway was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers in 2021.