Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation and Texas Woman’s University Women’s Health Residency
    The mission of the Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency Program at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR) and Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Dallas is to promote excellence in the lifespan of women’s health across the continuum of care. This is accomplished through the evidence based care provided by physical therapists. The curriculum is based on the most recent Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in Women’s Health developed by the Specialty Council on Women’s Health Physical Therapy. The program is coordinated between several Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation facilities and Texas Woman’s University over the term of 13 months.

    The resident will receive a Certificate in Women’s Health Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University and a certificate of completion from the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation’s – TWU Residency in Women’s Health. The resident will also complete coursework to become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). The education and experience the resident gains during their clinical residency is designed to prepare the residents for the APTA specialist certification examination in women's health physical therapy to become a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS).

    The residents must be licensed to practice physical therapy in the state of Texas (by the start of the residency) and meet all requirements necessary for admission to Texas Woman’s University School of Physical Therapy Graduate School. Residents must be eligible for employment according to Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation’s hiring requirements and submit all application materials by Jan 15th each application year

    2 Residents will spend 6 months at BIR Landry and 6 months at BIR Plano Alliance. Rotations emphasize different specialty areas including, oncology, pelvic pain, obstetrics and aquatics. The program includes direct patient care, mentoring time, didactic education, projects and presentations. There will be other opportunities for specialty presentations, public outreach, and research that may vary year to year.

    For more a more detailed program profile including mentor biographies, please email Valerie at
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Women's Health
Program Directors Name Lorien Hathaway, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 411 N Washington Ave, Suite 4000
Address Line 2 LB 10
City, State Zip Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone 469/814-2565
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 01/15/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 04/15/2018
Program Start Date 1 06/01/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Application Deadline January 15, 2018 Onsite Interview: March 2, 2018
Program Prerequisites
Courses Student rotation in women's health and/or CAPP PH1 or Herman Wallace level 1 preferred but not required
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience • Excellent communication skills • Physical ability to perform examination and treatment procedures • Psychological and social stability required for successful completion of the program • Evidence of commitment to a career in Women’s Health • Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing • Meet all requirements for employment at BIR and for admission at Texas Woman’s University post-graduate program. Please see for more details
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
What has led you to the field of women's health?
What has led you to pursue specifically a residency in women's health?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    2 letters of references are required. One letter must speak to clinical skills. If you are a new graduate applicant, please have at least one reference from a CI that can speak to your clinical skills and clinical reasoning, even if he/she cannot speak to your women's health related skilss
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree Yes
      Higher degree available Women's Health Certificate from TWU
      Program Length (in months) 13
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 35
      Maximum Number of Positions 2