Dr. Alexis Ortiz

Professor, Physical Therapy Program

(319) 226 2567

Office Hours: By appointment

Dr. Ortiz joined Allen College in December 2023. He is a native from Puerto Rico where he completed his physical therapy degree in 2000 obtaining his physical therapy licensure since then. Thereafter, he completed his MS and PhD in physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University-Houston, graduating in 2006. He has been teaching at CAPTE accredited programs since 2006. He is a board-certified sports physical therapist, certified strength & conditioning specialist, and Fellow of The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). His clinical expertise is in sports medicine and physical activity in people with chronic conditions, especially cancer survivors and those living with HIV. He is a member of the APTA, ACSM, American Association for Anatomy, and American Physiological Society.

PhD, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University
MS, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University
BS, University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus

Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS)
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Exercise is Medicine (ACSM)
Physical Activity & Public Health (ACSM-CDC)
Fellow of The American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)

Teaching Concentration:
Anatomy, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology

Dr. Ortiz current research agenda encompass physical activity interventions for cancer survivors and people living with HIV. Dr. Ortiz’s scholarship can be observed in detail at his Google Scholar profile