The organizations formalized their partnership with a licensing agreement for Baylor to continue using the hybrid clinical education model.
Baylor University and Evidence In Motion (EIM) announce that the two organizations have entered a licensing agreement where Baylor may continue to use the innovative hybrid learning methods and structured clinical education model developed collaboratively by Baylor and EIM to support the university’s entry-level and post-professional doctorate programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy.
Baylor University has partnered with EIM since 2016 on career-focused education that develops skilled, empathetic care providers in professions where doctorate programs are struggling to keep pace with demand. The partnership resulted in the successful launch, accreditation, and growth of three programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy.
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“Together, Baylor and EIM truly pushed graduate healthcare education into the future by creating the first truly hybrid, accelerated doctorate programs in physical and occupational therapy. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish through our partnership,” says Pradeep Khandelwal, CEO of Evidence In Motion. “These cutting-edge programs not only make the educational offerings more accessible in every community, but they successfully prepare students to fill critical shortages in vital health professions.”
Throughout the length of the partnership, EIM contributed its expertise in accreditation, course curricula, clinical education, and marketing and admissions for the degree programs. This collaboration led to historic accomplishments in healthcare education outcomes and paved the way for many other higher education institutions to embrace the hybrid accelerated model and innovative approach that Baylor and EIM pioneered.
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“Hybrid education done right is here to stay,” says Jason Carter, dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, noting that the Baylor-EIM partnership was established prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Baylor University is committed to providing aspiring physical and occupational therapists with a rigorous educational experience that includes high-impact immersive experiences on campus. We need to meet students where they are at in life.”