Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency

The Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency at UW Health is a full-time, 13-month program that begins at the end of June and concludes in July of the following year. The program accepts one applicant per year.

About our program

Residents will have the opportunity to work through the continuum of pediatric physical therapy including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), outpatient physical therapy services, birth to 3, pediatric specialty clinics, school system and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND). The resident will receive one-on-one mentoring in all the major practice settings. Mentors will be assigned by the program.

Residents are compensated as part of a stipend package. This is approximately 70 percent of a full FTE salary. In addition, residents receive a benefit package that includes health insurance.


ABPTRFE has granted American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Waisman Center candidacy status. Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTRFE will grant initial accreditation. Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program.