The Department of Physical Therapy at Baylor University seeks to advance societal health through innovative education, connection, inquiry, and leadership in physical therapy. We offer an innovative hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program as well as an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program.
The innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program combines best practices in distance education, on-campus lab immersion sessions, and clinical education experiences to prepare you as a physical therapist and servant leader in this vital profession.
Through the 12-month Baylor Scott & White-Baylor University Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, residents work across two different orthopedic practice settings (outpatient and sports) while serving as adjunct faculty in Baylor's DPT program.
"I strongly believe that the mentorship and leadership associated with the program will help me elevate my patient care above what I can do on my own."
"Our professors are very energetic, passionate, and lively. Every professor that we have is certified in that specific specialty, so we get the best of the best."
"In lab immersions you rub shoulders with faculty and students all day, and you get a sense for the culture of what PT really is. It's a transformative time."
Current Baylor DPT student Ben McRae, a certified Physical Therapy Assistant, discusses his journey to and in the Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, including how he manages his school-home-work balance and his PT professional involvement in his home state of Louisiana.
Congratulations to Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy student Alexandra McDonald! McDonald was recently announced as a recipient of the Exxat Student Scholarship in the category of Scholarly Productivity, which recognizes students who have made significant contributions to the body of evidence in their respective professions, thereby advancing evidence-based practice and improving patient care.
On August 8, 2023, Jason R. Carter, PhD, celebrates his one-year anniversary as Dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University. In this Q&A, Dean Carter shares his reflections on this past year along with his hopes and vision for the future.
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurel E. Proulx, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.