Welcome

The Department of Physical Therapy offers a one-year Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association. We’ve designed the program in the spirit of APTA’s Vision 2020, which calls for post-professional development of expert clinicians who can function as members of an autonomous profession.

Our residency program is ideal for licensed clinicians who are motivated to achieve a higher level of training and expertise. As a resident, you’ll receive a clinical and didactic education that will significantly advance your skill and knowledge in the delivery of orthopaedic physical therapy and prepare you for future fellowship opportunities. Additionally, our residency program provides insights and experiences for those interested in an academic career.

Orthopaedic PT
A patient works with Physical Therapy resident Jordan Harwell using a stretch strap to increase upper extremity strength.

During the year, you’ll learn from clinical experts with advanced credentials and residency experience. You’ll provide patient care under the guidance of senior mentors and participate in five intensive weekend educational programs. At the end of the residency, your clinical skills and problem-solving ability will put you on the leading edge of our profession, and will enable you to be a resource for developing clinical excellence for both students and licensed physical therapists. Residency-based training is becoming a standard in our profession—and you’ll be in the vanguard.