Regis University School of Physical Therapy Dean Selected

March 06, 2015

DENVER - Mark F. Reinking has been named the second dean of the Regis University School of Physical Therapy. Reinking was selected following a national search and will join the faculty in August 2015.

Currently the chairman of Saint Louis University’s Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, Reinking brings to Regis more than 25 years of higher education experience.

“We are excited to have Dr. Reinking bring his leadership and exemplary education experience to Regis,” said Janet Houser, dean of the Rueckert-Harman College for Health Professions. “He brings with him a great commitment to developing the moral character of students and will build upon the substantial achievements of our nationally-ranked physical therapy program.”

Reinking earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Saint Louis University, a master of physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis and a master’s in biology from The Ohio State University. Before joining the faculty at Saint Louis University in 1999, he held positions at Clark College and the University of Indianapolis. In 2014 the American Physical Therapy Association Sports Physical Therapy Section awarded Reinking the Lifetime Excellence in Education Award.

“It is with great excitement and anticipation that I join the outstanding faculty and staff in the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University,” Reinking said. “To build on the legacy of educational and clinical excellence in the Jesuit tradition is an amazing opportunity.”

Reinking succeeds founding Dean Barbara Tschoepe who returned to teaching after more than 20 years of leadership. Tschoepe was the driving force in developing the doctor of physical therapy degree at Regis – the first doctoral program offered at the University in 2001.

Regis University’s School of Physical Therapy has provided a values-centered education committed to the science of movement since 1994. Students are challenged to integrate Jesuit values with future personal and professional pursuits.

The School of Physical Therapy academic programs are designed to support and develop students’ leadership, knowledge and decision-making in professional practice. From undergraduate health and exercise science programs at Regis College to advanced professional education courses for physical therapists, Regis has a program to support students at every step in their career path. Since 2007, 100 percent of School of Physical Therapy graduates have found employment in the field in the first six months after passing their licensure examination.