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Clinical Education

The faculty of the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy believes Clinical education is the method through which students are provided with clinically based, pre-planned learning activities. This clinical education should require analytical thinking, problem solving, treatment design, and application on actual patients to insure that the student is able to function at the professional entry level. It is considered an integral part of the curriculum.

Army-Baylor students conduct their first 7-week clinical affiliation in the Fall of their first year of the program. The affiliation follows the second semester and is typically of an orthopedic emphasis. Upon completion of the didactic phase of instruction our students engage in a 12-month clinical internship at one of our 8 internship sites across the country:

  • Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force base, TX
  • Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, TX
  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA
  • Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA
  • Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

The clinical education pages on this site are intended to provide resources to our clinical faculty and students to help make the most of the clinical affiliation and internship.

Maj VanWyngaarden

Joshua VanWyngaarden, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS 
Major, U.S. Air Force
Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Education (DCE)