Baylor Scott & White Health - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Neurologic Residency Program

About the Neurologic Program


The BSWH-UMHB Neurologic Residency seeks to prepare residents for advanced physical therapy practice addressing neurologic conditions across the continuum of care. Graduates of the residency program will provide effective, innovative, and compassionate care while advancing the practice of neurologic physical therapy. Both institutions offering the residency program are grounded in Christian principles and a commitment to excellence, while addressing the needs of underserved communities


The BSWH - UMHB Neuro Residency is fully accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

First year residency programs undergo a 26-month accreditation process via the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Throughout this candidacy year, BSWH and the UMHB will be in contact with ABPTRFE and submit documentation on the program’s progress. In addition to documentation, surveyors from ABPTRFE will complete an on-site visit to meet with leadership, mentors, the resident, and other stakeholders.

A final decision on accreditation will be made by June 2022.

Clinical Expectations

32 hours a week in Waco, TX

Didactic expectations

8 hours a week in Belton, TX

Program Locations

Clinical locations will be primarily located in Waco, TX at Baylor, Scott and White- Hillcrest with some opportunities for alternate locations in Temple pending appropriateness. The resident can expect to round through the acute rehab, inpatient rehab facility and outpatient neuro rehab all located at the Hillcrest campus for their planned clinical time.

For didactic learning the resident can expect to spend most of their time in Belton, TX at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus with some asynchronous learning as needed.


Acute Semester: 14 weeks

Inpatient Rehab semester: 16 weeks

Outpatient Neuro Rehab semester: 22 weeks

Number of participants: 1

Number of graduates: 0

NCS pass rate: coming soon

Employment rate: 100%

Dr. Brianne Kochanowski

About the Orthopaedic Program


Our mission is to advance orthopaedic physical therapist practice by providing an evidence-based curriculum to orthopedic physical therapists, rooted in respect for human dignity, through sound clinical reasoning, innovation, integration of research, compassion and adaptive expertise to enhance the quality of patient care to the community we serve.


ABPTRFE has granted the BSWH-BU Orthopaedic Residency candidacy status. Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTRFE will grant initial accreditation. Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program.                     

Clinical Expectations

The resident will work as a clinician at Baylor Scott and White Health, receiving clinical mentorship from PTs specialized in orthopaedic practice. The residency will provide access to a diverse patient population across multiple practice settings. The resident will participate in didactic learning from Baylor University. The resident will also have unique opportunities to participate in teaching and research with the Baylor DPT faculty.

The resident will spend approximately 32 hours per week in patient care. 4 of these hours will be allotted for 1:1 clinical mentoring with an orthopaedic specialist. This structured clinical mentoring gives the resident an opportunity for accelerated growth as an orthopaedic clinician.

Didactic Expectations

The resident will be allotted approximately 8 hours per week dedicated to didactic content. This content will emphasize specialty practice in orthopaedics. It will also serve to prepare the resident to sit for the OCS exam. The resident will participate in teaching and lab assisting at Baylor’s DPT musculoskeletal lab intensives. The resident will also participate in research with Baylor’s DPT faculty. The research project will be tailored to best fit the needs and interests of the resident.

Program Locations

The resident will go through three clinical portions of the residency based on clinical location. Two rotations will be in the outpatient orthopaedic setting, and one will be in a sports clinic setting. This ensures that the resident has adequate exposure to a variety of patients in various stages of rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions.


The first rotation is 30 weeks long and will be located at MacArthur Outpatient Rehabilitation. The second rotation is 12 weeks long and will be located at Southwest Sports and Orthopaedics. The third and final rotation is 10 weeks long and will be located at MacArthur Outpatient Rehabilitation.

At the MacArthur outpatient setting, the resident will be in clinic from 8:00-2:00 pm Mondays and Tuesdays-Thursdays 8:00-5:00pm. The resident will have Monday afternoons and Fridays dedicated to didactic work. In the Sports setting, the resident will have Mondays dedicated to didactic work. The resident will work in clinic Tuesday- Friday 8:00-5:00pm.

The didactic portion of the residency will occur virtually and at the BU DPT Campus in Waco. Research and teaching portions of the residency will also occur at BU’s DPT Campus. The teaching portions will be during BU’s DPT musculoskeletal lab intensives totaling about 4 weeks throughout the course of the program.

Trevor Carlson, DHA, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Program Director

Trevor Carlson received his bachelor’s degree at Bethel University in Minnesota, his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Montana. He is a CARF surveyor, traveling across the country to accredit rehabilitation hospitals and provide consultation. He is a member of the APTA and the Health Policy & Administration (HPA) section. Trevor is adjunct faculty at Baylor University and the University of Mary Hardin Baylor (UMHB), the director for Neurologic and Orthopedic residencies, and the director of Rehab Services for Baylor Scott & White Health in Waco, TX.


Cassie Young

Program Coordinator

Cassie Young has a B.S. in Biology from John Brown University in Arkansas and a doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas. She has spent significant time in continuing education specializing in orthopaedics. She is currently finishing a fellowship in orthopaedic and manual physical therapy from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She has lab assisted in many of NAIOMT’s courses and is currently adjunct faculty at Baylor University’s DPT program. She enjoys treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions with a special interest in the cervical spine.


Casey Unverzagt

Academic Coordinator

Casey Unverzagt is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Baylor University’s DPT program. Dr. Unverzagt received his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Puget Sound (2003), DPT degree from Slippery Rock University of PA (2006), and his Doctorate of Science in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan (2014). He completed a sports residency in the state of Washington, and is an ABPTS board certified Orthopaedic and Sports Clinical Specialist. Dr. Unverzagt also completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Tyler Freck


Dr. Hannah Lewis

Program Locations

Outpatient care

Baylor Scott & White MacArthur Outpatient Rehabilitation
2201 MacArthur Dr Ste 100, Waco, TX 76708

Clinical inpatient care

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest*
100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd, Waco, TX 76712

* Both acute care and inpatient rehab settings

Didactic portion

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Baylor Circle, Belton, TX 76513


Pay is 65% of a physical therapist salary, paid out every 2 weeks, to accommodate the non-clinical time in mentoring and training.

The resident will be an employee of BSWH and will be eligible for full-time benefits, including medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 401k matching, and more. In addition, residents will gradually accrue 3+ weeks of PTO, although PTO during the first 3-months is not encouraged.

About the benefits package

Education Stipend

BSWH values the advancement of practice and commitment to lifelong learning. An education stipend will be provided at $1500 during the residency and up to 3 paid days (in addition to PTO) for pre-approved continuing education expenses. Part of this stipend will be used to attend APTA CSM (Combined Section Meeting).

Requirements and How to Apply

Application Requirements

Candidates must have graduated from a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program and be fully licensed by March 1, 2021. Students in their final year in good academic standing are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

Applications are due by November 14, 2022 and should be emailed to the Residency Coordinators (Autumne Hollingsworth – Neuro, Cassie Young – Ortho) at the email addresses under Contact Us. Applications should include:

  • Cover letter, including a personal reflection outlining desire to join a residency program and treat patients with neurologic impairments (not to exceed 1-page)
  • Two letters of recommendation from licensed physical therapists (include contact information for reference purposes)
  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcripts from all schools attended in the last 5 years

Contact Us

Autumne Hollingsworth
Neurologic Residency
Email: Autumne.Hollingsworth@BSWHealth.org

Cassie Young
Orthopaedic Residency
Email: Cassandra.Young@BSWHealth.org

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health


In addition to a competitive stipend, the resident will be an employee of BSWH and will be eligible for full-time benefits.

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