The journey for Brynn Johnson (MAT '20) has not been without its challenges. However, with the training and experiences provided by her Baylor education and an unwavering faith in God's plan for her, Johnson has persevered—all the way to the Super Bowl.
Play Streets, which are temporary closures of streets or publicly accessible places for play, were originally implemented in urban areas to create a safe place for youth to be active near their homes. Researcher Renée Umstattd Meyer, PhD, MCHES, FAAHB, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Public Health in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, is writing the playbook for how to transform these place-based interventions to also serve underserved rural communities.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Jason R. Carter, PhD, Dean of Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has been recognized as a 2024 Fellow of the American Physiological Society (FAPS) inductee. This is the highest honor the American Physiological Society (APS) bestows upon a member, recognizing distinguished leaders who have demonstrated scientific excellence, made significant contributions to physiological sciences and related disciplines, and actively served APS.
The interdepartmental collaboration, within Baylor University's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, allows those holding a DPT degree to earn a PhD degree in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. The Department of Physical Therapy hopes these PhD graduates will return as faculty.
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Tiffany King, PT, DPT, CCS, as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.
Each year, the Health Sciences Studies (HSS) program in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR) offers a study abroad program in Belize, giving students the opportunity to gain real-world experiences in their field in a transformative environment beyond campus. Students worked alongside healthcare practitioners setting up field clinics in vulnerable communities, and also experienced the Belizean culture.
The Department of Occupational Therapy utilizes virtual reality technology as an education tool, integrated within three courses. Students virtually engage patients at a hospital, during a home assessment, and in a community setting.
With the New Year in sight, it is time to reflect back on the significant developments and exciting happenings from the past year for Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. Read more about 10 highlights from Robbins College’s 2023 year in review.
On the Baylor Connections podcast, Assistant Professor of Communications Sciences and Disorders Alison Prahl, PhD, discusses common misconceptions about literacy and disability, unpacks research designed to improve literacy and shares more about the opportunity to meet with families with IDD to address their needs.
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Regine Rossi, PT, DPT, PhD, CSCS, as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Rossi is a 2020 graduate of the Department’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
When Jeremy Chiang was looking at Nutrition graduate programs, he knew he needed to be at a school with a high-performing Division 1 athletics program, and Baylor University fit the bill. Fast forward nearly a decade, and Chiang is now the Major League Performance Nutrition Coordinator for the New York Mets organization working full time with the major league roster.
Baylor University graduate Swinita Shah shares about her experience in the Online Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program, including her inspiration for becoming a speech language pathologist and the aspects of the program that helped her reach her goals.
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Cole Galloway, PT, PhD, FAPTA, as Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Galloway, who officially joined the University in September 2023, is the first Robbins College faculty to be hired with focused duties and responsibilities related to the College research mission.
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Meredith Quinene, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, as the inaugural director of the University’s recently announced Physician Assistant Studies program.
Baylor University Nutrition Sciences in the Department of Human Sciences and Design will host the first annual Nutrition Mythbusters Discussion Series examining organic vs. conventional farming at the Hurd Welcome Center on November 6, 2023 from 5:30-7:00pm.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Baylor's Robbins College is highlighting a few of our outstanding Hispanic and Latino Americans Bears. Connie Mendoza is a student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders master's degree program and a member of the inaugural cohort of Trailblazer Scholars. Mendoza is pursuing a calling of service and using her gifts to make an impact in the speech-pathology profession.
Kelli McMahan, PhD, CTRS, Associate Clinical Professor for the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, collected teaching experience and research ideas while on her three-week trip to a remote wilderness area in Alaska.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Baylor's Robbins College is highlighting a few of our outstanding Hispanic and Latino Americans Bears. Dr. Ricardo Altahif is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Occupational Therapy who champions the importance of underrepresented minorities, particularly Hispanic and Latinos, to the profession and practice of occupational therapy.
Researcher Debra Harris, PhD, Associate Professor of Interior Design at Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, provides research support to projects focused on improving the lives and safety for all ages.
Baylor University researcher Leigh Greathouse, PhD, MPH, MS, RD, Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences, is focused on cancer research by studying the significant relationship between our gut microbiome, nutrition, and chronic disease.
Baylor University researcher Joon Park, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR), strives to redefine exercise at the cellular and tissue levels. He is looking under the skin to understand how it benefits our mitochondria and improves our health.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Baylor's Robbins College is highlighting a few of our outstanding Hispanic and Latino Americans Bears. Lara Arce is a joint-degree Public Health student whose unique perspective and cultural emphasis on community and family is making an impact at Baylor and beyond.
The expertise of Robbins College faculty ranges across the spectrum of health and wellbeing—including financial wellness. In this article from WalletHub, Dr. Nicole M. McAninch, Interim Associate Dean of Undergraduate and International Studies and Clinical Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies, offers advice on the number of credit cards a person should have.
Concussions, which are a mild traumatic brain injury, have become an epidemic in the United States. Jungjun Park, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is collaborating to develop a detecting tool that is intuitive to use and provides on-site test results.
Current Baylor DPT student Ben McRae, a certified Physical Therapy Assistant, discusses his journey to and in the Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, including how he manages his school-home-work balance and his PT professional involvement in his home state of Louisiana.
Justin Adeyemi, EdD, Lecturer in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, shares advice for spiritual and physical wellness—particularly for Baylor students—as National Wellness Month draws to a close.
The Department of Public Health in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is currently accepting applications for the position of Department Chair, with an expected Fall 2024 start date.
Makenzie Henton, a senior Apparel Merchandising major from Carterville, IL, was one of 35 students selected from nearly 6,000 applicants to intern this summer at Champion Athletic (part of Hanesbrands Inc.). In this article, she discusses trend forecasting, making real-world business decisions, and how her Baylor learning connects with her internship experience.
On August 8, 2023, Jason R. Carter, PhD, celebrates his one-year anniversary as Dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University. In this Q&A, Dean Carter shares his reflections on this past year along with his hopes and vision for the future.
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurel E. Proulx, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.
The new Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) program in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation is designed to help prepare students and elevate their credentials for professional health schools or doctorates in research science. Here, students Luke Bubela, Damaris Flores, and Lesly Gil discuss their experiences, the faith-based aspect of the program, and how it creates community within a 100% online environment.
Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy alumnus Zac Howe shares about his experience in the program and how a winding journey, filled with hard work and commitment, has led him to become an NBA coach and an adjunct faculty member for the DPT program.
Eva Doyle, PhD, Chair of the Department of Public Health, reflects on developing a study abroad program, Baylor in Brazil, with her husband. Started in 2006, the program will return to Brazil in 2023 for the first time since COVID-19-related restrictions.
Dr. Cory Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation is working towards improving survivability and task performance in austere environments. In this profile, get to know Dr. Smith and his research at Baylor.
Using skills developed from her coursework and with the support of her faculty instructor, Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy student Jenna Fanelli partnered with her physical therapist colleague to apply for—and receive—a grant to further collaboration between their two professions.
Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael “Mickey” Langlais, PhD, CFLE, as Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies in the Department of Human Sciences and Design, effective August 1, 2023.
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.
Erin Cleary is a current student at Baylor University, finishing her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology, and she plans to begin a prestigious fellowship with the California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (EIS) after graduation. Erin lets us in on the Baylor Public Health program, her journey to epidemiology, and her unique interests in the field.
Sam Grimm, a graduate from Baylor’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program, tells us about his experiences as a current injury prevention specialist at an automotive manufacturing plant. This Baylor grad shares about working with industrial athletes and the rewards and challenges that come with it.
Derrick Charo is a Class of 2023 Recreation & Leisure Services major in the Department Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, and as a Park Ranger Intern at Mother Neff State Park, he is learning to steward multiple ecological systems.
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2023) – Fast Fashion is the most popular trend in retail fashion today but has a devastating cost to the environment. Baylor fashion expert Jay Yoo, Ph.D., says consumers are learning more about the environmental impacts of fashion and searching for better options.
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2023) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of longtime University benefactor and dedicated alumnus William K. “Bill” Robbins of Houston. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jo Robbins, with whom he shared a passionate love of Baylor and a deep commitment to its Christian mission.
VocalOSO gives Communication Sciences and Disorders students firsthand experience evaluating voices and laryngeal examinations while allowing Theater and Music students to see their vocal mechanisms and identify possible concerns.