School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumnus Award
The highest honor bestowed by the SHP Alumni Association is presented annually during Homecoming to one alumnus who has made major contributions to the health profession through commitment of excellence, research, education, community service and leadership roles.


2019 Recipient
Phillip Sizer, Jr., PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT ('85)

2019 SHP Distinguished alumnus, Dr. Phillip Sizer

Since 1990, Dr. Phillips S. Sizer, Jr. has been affiliated with the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas and is currently an endowed professor in Pain Science and serves as the Associate Dean for Research at the School of Health Professions.  In addition to these roles, he is the Director of the Clinical Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory and a senior faculty member in the Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitations Sciences and Medical Pain Fellowship programs.  His research interests include sensorimotor control and functional biomechanics of spine and extremities, clinical pathoanatomy and tissue and movement screening.  Dr. Sizer is co-inventor of the patent-pending Tis-Kin technology and a cofounding partner and CEO of TKQuant, LLC.



Nominations are accepted through March each year. The 2020 application process has closed.  


View a historical list of School of Health Professions alumni who have received the Distinguished Alumnus Award dating back to 1982.