Doctor of Physical Therapy

The UMHB Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program aspires to be recognized as the program of choice for individuals seeking to become competent, effective and ethical physical therapy practitioners with a foundation based in Christian principles and values.

Program Mission

The mission of the program is to prepare individuals for service as Doctors of Physical Therapy who will collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, contribute to critical inquiry, and serve in leadership roles within the profession and the community. Consideration for addressing the needs of underserved communities in a global society will serve as a guiding principle for program faculty, staff, students and graduates. The program will be offered in a Christian environment guided by faculty who teach and mentor with integrity, sensitivity and a commitment to excellence.

Program Vision

The program is guided by the profession's vision statement:

APTA Vision Statement for the Physical Therapy Profession:
Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience
American Physical Therapy Association, 2013



The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: