Since 1922, the US Army has trained physical therapists to meet the needs of injured soldiers. In 1971, the United States Army and Baylor University partnered to establish and conduct a graduate-level, physical therapy training program for the armed forces. Since that time, this program has continuously adapted to meet the physical therapy needs of the armed forces through excellence in academic coursework, clinical education, research and professional development of uniformed physical therapists.
Located at the historic Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, the US Army - Baylor University DPT program is proud to be a part of the Army Medical Department Center and School and the Academy of Health Sciences and share the mission to develop, train and educate highly skilled military medical personnel and leaders through academic excellence.
Our doctoral program in physical therapy recruits and selects highly-qualified individuals from the civilian sector to join the military and become officers in the US Army or the US Navy. Our program also selects applicants from within the active duty and reserve forces to transfer into our program from other military occupational specialties. Following initial entry training, these officers engage in 30 months of rigorous academic coursework and clinical internships. Upon graduation, our graduates are well-prepared to serve in two unique professions - as an active-duty military officer and as a highly-trained physical therapist.
The purpose of this site is to provide prospective students and academic counselors information on our CAPTE accredited DPT program. It also gives information to current military physical therapists and alumni with a resource about post-professional courses sponsored by the Army, Navy or Air Force.
U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
3630 Stanley Road, Bldg 2841, Suite 1301
Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston,