Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy

Both novice and intermediate physical therapists working primarily with persons who have neurologic injuries and who are interested in lifelong learning can benefit from this certificate program, in which the student may choose any 12-credit-hours of coursework. This Certificate will allow physical therapists to earn a recognized academic certificate that can be applied as evidence of continued competence for licensure (CCU) renewal (see Texas Physical Therapy Association) and/or an advanced degree. These courses are open to post professional students in occupational therapy with permission from their advisor.

The purposes of this Post-Professional Certificate are to (a) advance and validate the educational and clinical foundation of physical therapists choosing to practice primarily with persons who have neurologic injuries, (b) provide a means through formal higher education to address self-identified weaknesses in specialized knowledge and/or skills, and (c) assist prospective students to move from novice or intermediate practice in neurologic physical therapy toward expert and/or specialist practice.


Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy must:

  • Hold at least an earned bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional or general accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. The bachelor’s degree must be substantially equivalent to a bachelor’s degree granted by TWU.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work.
  • Present an official transcript from each university or college attended with degree earned indicated on the transcript.

Standardized examinations such as the GRE are not required. However, the applicant has the option of submitting scores voluntarily.

Graduates from foreign universities should see International Admissions for more information.

Applicants for the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Texas Woman’s University Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy must first

  • Contact Merri Leigh Johson, PT, DPT, NCS - Director of the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Texas Woman's University Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • Email: merljohnson@BIR-rehab.com or Phone Number: 214 820-9579

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)
Topics in Evidence-Based Practice
Total Semester Credit Hours12