Mission and Goals

The mission of the Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide an innovative, faith-based education that develops responsible citizens, educated leaders, dedicated scholars and skilled professionals who are sensitive to the needs of a pluralistic society.

We are 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.

Baylor University will deliver an accredited DPT program that embraces the core values of the profession.

Program Goals:
Goal 1: Demonstrate a commitment to service and leadership in the institution, the community, and the profession.
Goal 2: Enroll a student body that results in graduates who support the demand for physical therapists and rehabilitation services at the local, regional, and national levels.
Goal 3: Efficiently develop competent career-focused physical therapists through innovative academic and clinical learning experiences.

Faculty Goals:
Goal 1: Role model servant leadership and professional responsibility to the institution, the community, and professional organizations.
Goal 2: Integrate innovative teaching strategies and technologies that support the program's mission, enhance student learning, and optimize outcomes.
Goal 3: The collective faculty demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching scholarship and clinical practice.

Student/Graduate Goals
Goal 1: Demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based practice and professional growth through lifelong learning, critical inquiry, and mindful practice.
Goal 2: Function in a professional, caring, ethical, and culturally competent manner, with a demonstrated advocacy towards the patient, community, and profession.

Click here for more information regarding the accreditation status of Baylor's DPT program.