Ohio State Sports Medicine Center, in conjunction with Physical Therapy and Athletic Training programs in Ohio State's 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 based on the 2013 Sports Description of Specialty Practice.

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 16 months in length beginning each year at the end of July/beginning of August. With this unique design, experienced residents will mentor new residents in clinical and academic settings during one overlapping semester. 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. The program has a heavy emphasis on teaching, research and outreach athletic event coverage.

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 research lab experiences. Additionally, the Sports Residency program includes the potential opportunity of both didactic and clinical experiences in the OSU Department of Athletics with Division I athletes.  The majority of on-the-field experiences will be 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 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 Applications are due on 2/14 (Valentine's Day).

Program Outcomes

100% FIRST TIME pass rate from prior resident graduates on Board Certification Specialist Exam in Sports Physical Therapy

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