Ohio State Sports Medicine, in conjunction with the Division of Physical Therapy, is proud to sponsor a clinical residency program for physical therapists interested in pursuing a career in orthopaedic physical therapy. The Orthopaedic Residency Program has been accredited by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), becoming one of 74 such accredited programs in the country and 1 of only 3 accredited Orthopaedic PT Residencies in the state of Ohio.

The program is designed to prepare residents to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examination in orthopaedic physical therapy. The program is 16 months in length beginning each year in September. With this unique design, experienced residents will be able to mentor new residents during one overlapping quarter. While slightly longer in length than many residency programs, it was designed for residents to take full advantage of the clinical, academic, and research experiences offered at The Ohio State University.

A typical week in the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program includes time in mentored practice, non-mentored practice, cadaveric and orthopaedic lab instruction, graduate course work, physician shadowing, and other didactic work including self-study. Residents will earn graduate credits that may be applied towards a graduate degree pending acceptance.

Residents will be employed full time by Ohio State Sports Medicine and this position includes a benefits package. The residents will practice clinical work at one of several Ohio State Sports Medicine sites in the greater Columbus area. This position also includes teaching responsibilities of entry-level orthopaedic and cadaveric laboratories in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Physical Therapy. Residents will gain the advanced skills and knowledge in a variety of structured learning experiences.

For more information and application instructions, please visit the Ohio State Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Residency page

Program Outcomes

100% First time pass rate from prior resident graduates on Board Certification Specialist Exam in Orthpaedic Physical Therapy

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