Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

At Baylor University's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, we are preparing leaders in health and quality of life through science, scholarship, and innovation.


Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders seeks to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service in the areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, ASL, and Deaf Education by integrating academic excellence, clinical experiences, research, and service to the community.

Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation is focused on diverse aspects of health, activity, recreation, and quality of life. Among other activity- and health-related fields, graduates find great vocational opportunity in church and outdoor recreation, exercise physiology, sport psychology, athletic training, health education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical practice, and nutrition.

Human Sciences and Design

The Department of Human Sciences and Design develops scholars and leaders who apply a Christian worldview to improve the quality of life and human experience for individuals, families, and communities by advancing education, scholarship, and service related to nutrition, apparel, the built environment, human development, and family relationships.

Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy aims to prepare practice scholars, educational innovators, and professional leaders who utilize clinically meaningful research in the implementation of best practice to meet the changing demands of the occupational therapy profession.

Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy  is home to a 2-year hybrid DPT program and an orthopedic physical therapy residency with a mission to advance societal health through innovative education, connection, inquiry, and leadership in physical therapy.

Physician Assistant Studies

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree program in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences seeks to produce highly skilled, mindful, and empathetic physician assistants through an innovative, career-focused educational program. 

Public Health

The Department of Public Health is a team of scientists committed to measuring health, promoting health equity, improving the well-being of vulnerable and underserved populations in every community, and training the next generation of public health researchers and practitioners.

Army-Baylor Programs

The Army-Baylor programs within the Robbins College include: Nutrition (MS), Occupational Therapy - Entry Level (OTD), Occupational Therapy - Post-Professional (DScOT), Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (DScPT), Physician Assistant Studies (PA), Physical Therapy (DPT), and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy (DScPT).


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Apr. 24, 2024
Toby J. Brooks, Ph.D., Named Director of Baylor’s Academy for Teaching and Learning

Following a national search, Toby J. Brooks, Ph.D., assistant dean of faculty success, program director of athletic training and professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, has been selected to serve as director of Baylor University’s Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL), effective July 15, 2024. 

Apr. 17, 2024
Psychology Today: Mickey Langlais on What It Means to Be in a Situationship

In this interview for Psychology Today, Mickey Langlais, PhD, CFLE, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies in the Department of Human Sciences and Design, shares his expertise on "situationships" and offers insights from his most recent research.

Apr. 10, 2024
Baylor Public Health Researcher Receives NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Award to Promote Cancer Screening in Ghana

Matt Asare, PhD, MPH, MBA, CHES, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21) award through the Fogarty International Center for his proposal, “Development of Implementation Toolkits to Promote HPV Self-sampling Behavior among Women Living with HIV in Ghana.”

Apr. 8, 2024
Brian A. Young Appointed Chair of Baylor University’s Department of Physical Therapy

Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian A. Young, PT, DSc, as Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, effective May 1, 2024.