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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of two new faculty members in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. On August 1, 2023, Kimberly M. Smith, EdD, will join the faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor for Health Science Studies and Brent Dragoo, PhD, will join the faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor for Medical Sciences.
Lauren Reightler, OTD, is a 2021 graduate of Baylor University's Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and serves as an Occupational Therapist at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Lauren was recently honored with The Bill and Nancy Mason Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services in recognition of her efforts to launch an interdisciplinary post-intensive care unit (ICU) clinic to better support patients transitioning from the ICU back home.
In the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, the internship experience junior and senior year is designed to provide students with the opportunity to shadow and participate in clinical and practical settings in their future professions. Two Health Science Studies students, Richie Akatue and Brianna Rodriguez, share about their internship experiences here.
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Germaine Ferreira, PT, DPT, MSPT, BHMS, as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.