Dr. Mulligan has been involved in orthopedic-sports physical therapy, athletic training, and clinical education for the past 36 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 Fellowship Education.  He is an Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery Departments.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Regis University (2007-2009)
  • Undergraduate School - University of Nebraska (1976-1980)
  • Graduate School - Texas Woman's University College of Nursing (1993-1995)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Texas Woman's University College of Nursing (1993-1995)
  • Graduate School - Regis University (2007-2009), Physical Therapy
  • Undergraduate School - UT Medical Branch at Galveston (1980-1982)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association (1980), Member
  • National Athletic Trainer's Association (1978), Member
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (2014-2018), Member
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (2007-2011), Chair Sports Clinical Specialization
Honors & Awards
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society 2017, Achievement Award for Physical Therapy
  • University of Texas Systems 2013, Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Academic Leadership Award 1994, Texas Women’s University
  • Excellence in Teaching 2009, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
  • American Physical Therapy Association Sports Physical Therapy Section 2017, Lifetime Excellence in Education Award
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center School of Health Professions 2016, Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Excellence in Clinical Education 1994, Texas Consortium of Physical Therapy
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