Curriculum and Training
Our rigorous sports residency curriculum implements a balanced combination of educational and academic training, along with multiple clinical and on-field opportunities, in conjunction with one-on-one mentoring during live patient care, located at one of our affiliated Orlando Health outpatient clinics. Residents will have the opportunity to work directly with the Orlando City Soccer Club as part of their practical experience, in addition to our numerous local high school affiliations that will allow the resident to develop their skill set within the area of acute injury management.
A typical week includes: approximately 32 hours of direct patient care in one of our sports clinics, individual one-on-one mentoring hours, multiple on-field experiences with affiliated teams and high schools, sports medicine physician rounding, didactic/academic coursework, participation in journal clubs, participation with special interest group meetings, participation in research opportunities.
The sports residency duration is 12 months, beginning in May. Requirements for successful completion include passing oral, practical and written exams, live patient exams, and completion of a relevant research component.
There is no tuition associated with the residency, and salary is based on 32 hour work week.
100% graduation/completion rate
In order to qualify for application, you must be a graduate of an APTA-accredited program in physical therapy and hold a license of physical therapy in the state of Florida by the start of the program. You must also have one of the following designations for emergency response prior to beginning the residency:
- certified athletic trainer
- certified emergency responder (through the APTA sports section)
- licensed emergency medical technician
We are looking for a highly motivated clinician who is looking to develop advanced critical thinking skills, demonstrate attributes of a potential leader, and possess a strong desire to advance clinical knowledge, skills and abilities.
To apply for the sports residency, visit the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS). Applications are due December 31st.
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