Pre-Physical Therapy


Undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing physical therapy can find additional information through the Office of Prehealth Studies within the College of Arts & Sciences.

For more information, visit the Prephysical Therapy website.

For a person to contact, see Dr. Rich Sanker at or (254) 710-2429.

Undergraduate students also may wish to pursue the Health Science Studies program in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation.

For more information, visit the Health Science Studies website.

For a specific person to contact, see Dr. Barb Symm at or (254) 710-4594.


Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Baylor University's Graduate School offers an innovative and accelerated DPT program that allows completion on your degree requirements in two years. Our blended learning format combines best practices in distance education, on-campus lab immersion sessions in Dallas, Texas, and clinical education experiences available nationwide to prepare you as a future Doctor of Physical Therapy and servant leader in this remarkable profession. Additionally, the program includes a trip or two to our Waco campus. Our DPT education program allows you to complete the program from anywhere in the country. Learn more at Questions about the DPT Program can be emailed to

Army-Baylor University DPT Program

If you are interested in a career as an Army, Navy, or Air Force physical therapist, then the Army-Baylor DPT Program allows students the opportunity to serve in the military, attend a top-ranked DPT program, and receive a DPT from Baylor University. Applicants do not need any prior military service to apply or attend. If selected, however, all students go through the military recruitment process and must meet the academic, physical and other requirements to serve as a military officer and start the program. Upon completion, graduates are guaranteed employment opportunities that will challenge them as a leader and a physical therapist.

This historic program is located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX at the Army Medical Department Center & School. Each student receives the pay and benefits of a military officer and does not pay tuition. Each student receives mentorship from highly-experienced faculty members through the 18 month didactic and 12 month clinical education curriculum. Upon graduation, students are assigned to care for military service members and their families across the nation and the world in a wide variety of roles. Military physical therapists also have access to exceptional opportunities for professional development and further education.

For more information, visit the Army_Baylor DPT Program website

For specific program information, see Mr. Sean Stephens, Training & Admissions Administrator, at or (210) 221-6474.

For a person to contact at Baylor University, see Dr. Denny Kramer, Assistant Dean in the Graduate School, at or (254) 710-4178.