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Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy

Baylor University - Keller Army Community Hospital Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship
Keller Army Hospital-Arvin Sports Physical Therapy Clinic
West Point, NY 10996

Program Values

Compassion Attitude Respect
Enthusiasm Professionalism Teamwork

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sports Medicine-Physical Therapy Doctoral Program is to produce clinical scientists to better serve Military Health System beneficiaries and the physical therapy profession. Our focus is accomplished through two primary purposes. The first is to produce graduates with expertise in evidenced based primary care for preventing, examining, diagnosing, and managing a variety of complex orthopaedic and sports injuries.  The second is to ensure competency in sports medicine research design, production, analysis, and critical review.  The fellowship provides military physical therapists an opportunity to develop advanced competencies in triage and management of acute sports injuries while at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Graduates will use these same competencies to return injured soldiers, sailors, and airmen to a high level of military technical and tactical readiness.  The concepts for managing injured elite athletes and returning them to the playing field as quickly and safely as possible shares the same common goal of returning injured service members to their units in garrison or combat, thereby preparing fellows for:

“Sports Medicine on the Battlefield…

operational readiness through injury prevention and early intervention”

Vision Statement

Our vision is to set the standard for post-professional sports medicine-physical therapy doctoral education through the scholarly pursuit of academic, research and clinical excellence.  We will achieve our vision by developing clinical scientists who are prepared to conduct advanced scientific research, as well as provide quality primary care for musculoskeletal injuries in the clinic and on the field.  Our graduates as clinical scientists will become the future leaders and mentors for the profession of Physical Therapy.

"On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that upon other fields on other days will bear the fruits of victory" - Gen. Douglas MacArthur