The Sports Physical Therapy Residency at UW Health is a full-time, 14-month program that begins July 1 and continues through the end of August of the following year. The program accepts two residents per year at the current time.
The Sports Physical Therapy Residency is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in sports.
About the Sports Physical Therapy Residency
Residents provide patient care averaging approximately 30 hours per week, including 3-4 hours per week co-treating with a faculty mentor. Ten to 12 hours per week are dedicated to receiving didactic instruction, non-patient care learning and observing in specialty clinics (Runners Clinic, Swimmers Clinic, Cyclists Clinic, Golfers Clinic, Throwers Clinic, Dancers Clinic, Spectrum, Sports Concussion Clinic).
Additionally, residencies involve event coverage hours at games, practices, and in the training room. These hours are in addition to the above clinic time.
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.
Sports Physical Therapy Residency Curriculum
The curriculum is based on the Sports Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practice. Residents will benefit from the wealth of clinical resources available at UW Health and will have the opportunity to work closely with an excellent staff of medical practitioners, participate in teaching clinics and observe surgery.
Outstanding library facilities in-house and on the University of Wisconsin campus allow for independent study.