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.

Departments

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.

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).

News

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Feb. 26, 2024
Baylor Mourns Death of HHPR Faculty Member

Baylor University is mourning the death of Jeff Forsse, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. Dr. Forsee died tragically in a farming accident on Feb. 24.

Feb. 16, 2024
Baylor University’s Robbins College Announces Dr. Heather Delaney as Medical Director for the New Physician Assistant Studies Program

Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Delaney, MD, CHSE, FAAP, as Medical Director of the University’s new Physician Assistant Studies program. Delaney is a double Board-Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist with over 20 years of broad experiences in the medical field.

Feb. 14, 2024
Ghosted: A Tragic Tale of Falling in and out of Love this Valentine’s Day

Red roses, heart-shaped boxes filled with candy, pink and red hearts everywhere—these are some defining tangibles for a day meant to celebrate love in relationships. Today is Valentine’s Day. On this day, many couples go out to dinner and embrace the excuse to celebrate their undying love. However, there remains a group of people who are staring at the happy couples in disdain. Who is this group, you may ask? Well, this is a tale of ghosts and zombies—those who have been left in the dust without a trace, and those who have risen from the grave (metaphorically, of course). 

Feb. 7, 2024
Baylor’s Robbins College Announces Upcoming Leadership Transitions

Jason R. Carter, PhD, Dean of Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has announced two key leadership appointments related to transitions within the College. Effective June 1, 2024, Nadine Welch has been appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate and International Studies and Leigh Greathouse, PhD, has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health.