The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) in conjunction with the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, are proud to offer a clinical residency program for physical therapists interested in pursuing a career in geriatric physical therapy.  The residency program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 

The program spans 13 months beginning around August each year and offers high quality clinical, educational, and research opportunities to prepare physical therapists to become board certified geriatric physical therapy specialists. The mission of the program is to develop clinician leaders with advanced knowledge, skills and professional behaviors that will shape the future of geriatric physical therapy and create autonomous practitioners through research, education and patient care.

Compensation and Benefits

Program participants are employed full time by the OSUMC, including a benefits package. Salary is commensurate with revenue-generating clinic time. Participants do not pay tuition. 


  • Must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in the state of Ohio by our program start date (new graduates must sit for April board exam)
  • Must be eligible for full time employment within the OSUWMC Outpatient Rehabilitation services 
  • Must meet application deadlines with complete materials (see link to RF-PTCAS application below)
  • APTA membership required throughout the program duration 

To apply, candidates should complete the application through the APTA’s centralized application system RF-PTCAS

About our Residency

General Information

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Financial Fact Sheet

Outpatient Clinical Site

Outpatient Care New Albany 

How to Apply

Applications are currently open and can be completed through APTA's centralized application system RF-PTCAS.

Please contact us for more information

Program Director: Jess Donovan

Research and Education Director: Deb Kegelmeyer


View our program outcomes.

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