Baylor University (for class beginning in Jan 2022) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Baylor University One Bear Place #97264 Waco TX 76798-7264 United States
Phone+1 254.710.2640
CAPTE Accredited
Program Description

We offer an innovative and accelerated DPT program that allows completion of your degree requirements in two years. Our blended learning format combines best practices in distance education, on-campus lab immersion sessions, and clinical education experiences to prepare you as a future Doctor of Physical Therapy and servant leader in this vital profession. We will deliver a DPT program that embraces the core values of the Baylor University and the physical therapy profession.

The mission of the Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide an innovative, career-focused and Christian-valued education that develops responsible citizens, servant leaders, dedicated scholars, and exemplary physical therapists who are sensitive to the needs of a pluralistic society.

Our vision is to transform physical therapy education, improve scalability and access to DPT education, increase flexibility for traditional and nontraditional learners, increase the level of active learning in courses, and seek to achieve quality student experiences and outcomes. Our graduates will be prepared for skillful, mindful and compassionate clinical practice, lifelong learning and professional development, and selfless service to their community and profession.

Please join us for one of our monthly webinars, as we discuss the details of our unique program. You can register for the webinar at the following link:

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

The Admissions Committee will select and invite the most qualified applicants for an interview. All interviews are conducted using a video-based platform called Kira Talent. Students record their responses to a series of interview questions for review by the Admissions Committee. Additionally, students will complete a timed writing sample and assessments investigating non-cognitive skills and strengths. Students must have a computer with webcam and internet service to complete this interview.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
This non-refundable deposit will be applied directly toward your tuition and fees when matriculating into the program.
Deposit Refundable?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
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Additional information about the class profile
The DPT Admissions Committee and faculty will review all completed applications (i.e., application and all supporting materials received) in the order of receipt. Applicants are evaluated based on the following items: cumulative GPA, pre-requisite GPA, GRE verbal percentile rank, GRE quantitative percentile rank, references, and personal essay.

Other factors considered, but not required: relevant work experience, observation hours, and prior military experience.

The DPT admissions committee will use this evaluative process to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants. The DPT admissions committee will grant admission interviews by invitation only.