Giving back to help others move forward
Jennifer Greenlee, PT Class of 1990
After attending her 25-year class reunion, Jennifer Greenlee, PT, was inspired to give back to the school that helped her start her career in physical therapy.
“I stay involved because it helps move our profession forward,” said Greenlee. “A small donation or giving your time to mentor a student are ways to help and collaborate with the future of our profession.”
Greenlee began physical therapy school in 1988 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, now known as UT Health San Antonio. She was drawn to the profession after volunteering at physical therapy clinics. “Physical therapy seemed like a great fit for me,” she said. “You are able to help patients improve their quality of life, which I think is really rewarding.”
Clinical rotations helped Greenlee gain knowledge of the wide range of physical therapy specialties. “Rotations gave you a foundation to start your career and gave you confidence. The School of Health Professions' Department of Physical Therapy has such great connections with wonderful clinics and hospitals throughout the area,” she said.
Now, Greenlee is the clinic director at Momentum Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, located near the UT Health San Antonio campus. “I enjoy hosting physical therapy students at our clinic,” she said. “Students and new graduates can teach us just as much as we can teach them as experienced clinicians.”