Baylor University offers an innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program that allows completion of your degree requirements in two years.
Our blended learning format combines best practices in distance education, on-campus lab immersion sessions in Waco, Texas, and clinical education experiences to prepare you as a physical therapist and servant leader in this vital profession.
Our program and faculty are dedicated to the development of future Doctors of Physical Therapy. At Baylor, we will prepare you with the necessary skills to meet the demands of clinical practice in the 21st century. Upon graduation, you will leave not only as a prepared professional, but also as a professional who understands and values the need for compassionate patient care.
Our program is committed to academic excellence, lifelong scholarship, and servant leadership within the profession and our worldwide community. We stand ready with exemplary knowledge and skills to prepare Doctors of Physical Therapy to deliver compassionate, interdisciplinary and patient-centered healthcare wherever they are called to serve.
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“I feel like I’m cared for not only in terms of the knowledge I learn from the classroom, but also how I’m growing spiritually, emotionally, relationally, socially. My professors care about all of that.” — Marianna Aranna, Baylor DPT Class of 2019
- 2-year DPT curriculum unique to physical therapy education
- 67 weeks of didactic curriculum spread across six academic trimesters
- 31 weeks of full-time clinical education, distributed between 3 experiences in a variety of clinical settings
- A contemporary and evidence-based curriculum
- A blended learning program that combines the unparalleled aspects of online learning activities and interactions, hands-on laboratory sessions, and collaborative clinical education experiences
- Prepares graduates to enter into a variety of post-professional residency training programs that provide advanced specializations in orthopedics, sports, neurorehabilitation, geriatrics, and pediatrics
- The only hybrid DPT program to publish program structure and outcome data in the Physical Therapy, the leading research journal for the physical therapy profession
Baylor University is a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), which supports academic institutions to strive for excellence in physical therapist education. We encourage faculty, clinical educators, academic administrators, and students interested in pursuing teaching to visit acapt.org.