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.

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).

News

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Jun. 11, 2024
Baylor Team Wins National Student Bowl Competition at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

This summer, a Baylor University undergraduate team from the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation brought home the gold. For the first time in university history, a Baylor team claimed the national championship for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting Student Bowl competition held in Boston, Massachusetts. 

May 28, 2024
Baylor OTD Alumna Improves Pelvic Health Through Occupational Therapy

Pelvic floor therapy is a relatively new topic within the occupational therapy profession, and as a result, the two are not often heard in the same sentence. Lindsey Sutton, OTR, OTD ‘23, PhD, C-IAYT, 500 RYT, would love to change this narrative. 

May 22, 2024
Baylor Physician Assistant Studies Program Welcomes New Faculty Leadership

Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to welcome two new faculty members to the Physician Assistant Studies program this May. Roland J. Paquette, PhD, PA-C, joins the Baylor PA team as Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Outcomes and Assessment, and Meghan E. Joyce, DSc, PA-C, as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education.

May 22, 2024
Baylor OTD Faculty Member Appointed President of the Texas Society for Hand Therapy

Baylor University's Department of Occupational Therapy in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce that Ricardo Altahif OTD, OTR, CHT, Clinical Assistant Professor, has been appointed as President of the Texas Society for Hand Therapy (TSHT) for the 2024-2026 term. This prestigious role underscores his dedication to leadership and his ability to promote advancements in hand therapy that benefit both clients and practitioners.