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 offer 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 also designed to prepare residents for successful completion of American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examinations in sports physical therapy. The program is 18 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 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. The majority of on-the-field experiences will be with OSU Rugby, other club sport programs, community outreach within local Columbus school districts and Division I athletics.

View the full residency page for additional details.

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. 


Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio.


Applications should be completed through American Physical Therapy Association’s centralized application system. Top candidates will be interviewed on Ohio State’s campus during January and February.

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Sports Residency Curricular Map

Contact Us

Caroline Brunst, PT, DPT, AT
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Program Director, Sports Physical Therapy Residency
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
2835 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH, 43202


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