Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

Neurologic physical therapy resident examining a patient

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation’s residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy is a joint program with Texas Woman’s University. This accredited residency promotes excellent care in the lifespan of people who have suffered a neurologic injury. This intensive, 12-month program focuses on advanced clinical decision making and prepares the residents to provide the highest level of physical therapy for patients with neurologic injuries. The program is coordinated between several different Baylor Rehab facilities and incorporates three different levels of care. Upon completion, residents will receive an academic certification in advanced neurologic physical therapy from TWU.

  • Program Length: 12 Months, starting at the end of May each year.
  • Application Deadline: Early January of each year.
  • Location: Three Dallas-area facilities.
  • Salary: Residents will receive a salary as an employee of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation equivalent to new graduate physical therapists.
  • Curriculum: Based on the APTA description of specialty practice. Residents will see patients with varying neurologic diagnoses in inpatient, outpatient and acute care settings.
  • Benefits: Residents are eligible for benefits as an employee of Baylor Rehab. This includes, but is not limited to, employer-supported health insurance and paid time off.
  • Course fees: Residents are expected to pay tuition for TWU courses. Prices will vary per year and whether the resident is in state or out of state for tuition.
TWU Curriculum for Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • PT 6903 Neuroanatomy and Physiology
  • PT 6403 Neuromuscular Integration & Application
  • PT 6123 Patient Client Management
  • PT 6913 Independent Study: Clinical Research Project
Residency Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be licensed to practice physical therapy in Texas*
  • Must meet all requirements for admission to TWU school of Physical Therapy Graduate School prior to residency
  • Strong academic education and background
  • Clinical and/or work experiences in various neurologic settings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Physical ability to perform examination and treatment procedures
  • Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing
  • Psychological and social stability required for successful completion of the program

*Special consideration may be given to highly-qualified new graduate applicants with a temporary Texas license.

Application Requirements
  • Online application through RF-PTCAS
  • Essay
  • Personal information form
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • CV / Resume
  • Transcript from PT program
Ready To Apply?

Applications are accepted online through a centralized application website provide by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

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More Information

For more information about this residency, visit the residency directory page on the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education website. You may also contact the program director.

Program Director

Merri Leigh Johnson, PT, DPT, NCS
Baylor Scott & White Institute For Rehabilitation – Dallas
909 N. Washington Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246
[email protected]
214.820.9579