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OSU Clinical Residency in Sports Physical Therapy

OSU Sports Medicine Center, in conjunction with Physical Therapy and Athletic Training programs in OSU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is proud to announce the implementation of a Clinical Residency Program for Physical Therapists interested in pursuing a career in sports physical therapy. The Residency Program has been accredited by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

The program is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of Physical Therapists in 5 main areas:

  • Critical Inquiry/Evidence Based Practice
  • Educational/Consultation
  • Advanced Clinical Skills
  • Foundational and Clinical Sciences
  • Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness

The program is also designed to prepare residents for successful completion of American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examinations in sports physical therapy. The program is 15 months in length beginning each year in September. With this unique design, experienced residents will mentor new residents in clinical and academic settings during one overlapping quarter. While slightly longer in length than many residency programs, the program allows residents to take full advantage of the clinical, academic and research experiences offered at The Ohio State University.

A typical week in the Physical Therapy Residency Program includes: time in mentored clinical practice, non-mentored practice treating a sports patient population, orthopaedic and cadaveric lab instruction in the entry-level PT program, and graduate course work.

Other educational opportunities include weekly resident/fellow conferences with sports medicine physicians, quarterly grand rounds, orthopaedic and family physician office shadowing, and a biomechanics research lab experience. Additionally, the Sports Residency program includes one quarter working in the OSU Department of Athletics with Division I athletes for residents with an ATC background. Non-ATC credentialed residents will gain on-the-field experience with OSU Rugby and other club sport programs, community outreach functions and USA National Governing Body of Sports Medicine events.

The Program offers paid staff physical therapist positions at OSU Sports Medicine Center in which salary is commensurate with experience and revenue-generating clinical time. Benefits of this position include health insurance, liability insurance and tuition assistance for graduate courses associated with the Program.

For more information and for application instructions please visit the OSU Sports Medicine Sports Residency Page.