Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy

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Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Texas Woman’s University Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy is an APTA-credentialed residency whose mission is to promote excellent care in the lifespan of persons with neurologic injury across the continuum of care.  This is accomplished through evidenced based practice and didactic curriculum outlined in the Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in Neurologic Physical Therapy. The program includes direct patient care, mentoring time, didactic education, projects and presentations. Coordinated between three Baylor facilities (BIR Outpatient Rehabilitation at Tom Landry, BIR Dallas Main Inpatient Rehabilitation and Baylor University Medical Center) and TWU – Dallas, the residency begins in May of each year and last 52 weeks.

Upon successful completion of the BIR-TWU Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy, the resident will receive a certificate of achievement from the BIR-TWU Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy and an Academic Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy from TWU. The education and clinical experience the resident gains during the residency is designed to prepare the residents for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist certification examination in neurologic physical therapy.

All application materials are due in January each application year.

Requirements to apply:

  1. Completion of all required application documents
  2. Excellent communication skills
  3. Physical ability to perform examination and treatment procedures
  4. Psychological and social stability required for successful completion of the program
  5. Evidence of commitment to a career in neurologic physical therapy
  6. Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing
  7. Meet all requirements for employment at BIR and for admission at TWU

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy Program of Study (12 semester credit hours)

Select 12 semester credit hours from the following:12
Physical Therapy Patient/Client Management
Neuromuscular Integration and Applications
Special Topics
Independent Study (Clinically Applied Neuroscience)
Independent Study (Research in Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging for the Physical Therapist
Topics in Evidence-Based Practice
Total Semester Credit Hours12