Women's Health Physical Therapy Residency

Residents assist woman with physical therapy

Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency

Our Women’s Health Physical Therapy program is a joint residency through the Texas Woman’s University Dallas Campus. This program provides residents with a minimum of 12 months of intensive study in the physical therapy specialty of women’s health. Upon completion, residents will be prepared to earn their board certification in women’s health and physical therapy. Rotations emphasize different specialty areas including: oncology, pelvic pain, obstetrics, lymphedema and aquatics. The program includes direct patient care, mentoring time, didactic education, projects and presentations. The Residents will also earn their CLT through the Norton School of Lymphedema.

  • Program Length: 12 Months, starting in early June each year.
  • Application Deadline: Sometime in late December to Early January. Actual deadline changes from year to year.
  • Location: The program is split between three locations.
  • Salary: Residents will receive a salary as an employee of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation – Outpatient Therapy that is equivalent to new graduate physical therapists.
  • Caseload: Consists of women's health patients as defined in the APTA DSP. Your caseload is adapted to allow time for didactic coursework, research, mentoring, presentations and projects.
  • 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. Lymphedema course is provided by Baylor Rehab.
TWU Curriculum for Residency in Women's Health
  • Norton Lymphedema Course (*no additional course fee)
  • PT 6603 Female Anatomy for Physical Therapists, 3 credit hours (on-site)
  • PT 6613 Women's Health for Physical Therapists, 3 credit hours (web-based)
  • PT 6623 Physical Therapist Management of Women's Health I, 3 credit hours (on-site)
  • PT 6633 Physical Therapist Management of Women's Health II, 3 credit hours (hybrid course)
Residency Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be licensed to practice physical therapy in Texas*
  • One year relocation to Dallas, TX
  • 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

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

Application Requirements
  • Online application through RF-PTCAS
  • Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 clinical)
  • 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 or view this detailed

Program Director

Lorien Hathaway, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, BCB-PMD
Baylor Scott & White Rehab – Plano Alliance
4700 Alliance Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
[email protected]