Kevin Signo, a pre-biology student, was rehearsing traditional dances with the Filipino Students Association when he practiced a backflip and landed on his head.
Signo supposedly suffered the fatal spinal injury Sunday afternoon when he hit his forehead.
Funeral services for Signo will be held Saturday in Allen, Texas. At least two busloads of students are expected to make the trip from Waco.
Signo's parents said their son wanted to be a doctor. They plan to endow a scholarship in his name at Baylor.