Eligibility Requirements

The Sports Physical Therapy Residency at UW Health is a full-time, 14-month program.


To be eligible for the Sports Physical Therapist Residency Program you must:

  • Be a graduate of a CAPTE accredited physical therapy program
  • Be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Wisconsin
  • Obtain NPI number prior to starting the residency program
  • Possess one of the following prior to starting the program: A current ATC designation, a current license as an EMT or certification as an Emergency Responder
  • New grads should take the NBPT Exam no later than April in order to be eligible to start the program in July

New graduates with a significant interest in sports physical therapy are eligible to apply.


To obtain information on licensing, contact the Wisconsin Department of Licensing.