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Sports Physical Therapy Residency

In accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association's "Requirements for Post-professional Clinical Residency Programs for Physical Therapists," the mission of the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Residency is to advance the physical therapist resident's preparation as a provider of patient care services in the area of sports physical therapy with a specific emphasis in the prevention and treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries.

Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine is involved in improving the health of the community through research and residency programs. Offering post-professional athletic training and sports physical therapy residency programs, Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine residency programs prepare therapists and athletic trainers for advanced clinical practice.

Physical Therapy Residency Plan
The mission is accomplished through a planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic (lecture format of learning) education for physical therapists that is designed to significantly advance a resident's expertise in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and management of patients in the area of sports physical therapy. The curriculum for the sports physical therapy residency is based upon the Description of Specialty Practice for Sports Physical Therapy.

The Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Residency is a 12-month program, beginning in July.

Application requirements:

  1. Physical therapy degree from an accredited physical therapy educational program
  2. Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Texas
  3. Practicing at the level of a competent clinician with basic patient management issues related to examination, diagnosis/prognosis and intervention
  4. Display professional behaviors and a strong interest in sports physical therapy
  5. Current certified athletic trainer (ATC) designation, licensed emergency medical technician, or certification as an emergency responder
  6. Applications are due by March 1 to be considered for enrollment for the same calendar year
  7. Letter of intent
  8. Curriculum Vitae
  9. Three letters of recommendation
  10. Submit online application at https://portal.rfptcas.org
Content Area  Related Area in DSP Didactic Experience  Clinical Experience 
Clinical Practice Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
Critical Inquiry
Resident will apply clinical decision-making  
and manual therapy skills introduced  
in advance musculoskeletal coursework into  
clinical practice
Resident will treat patients at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine  
15 hours a week
Clinical Mentoring Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
Critical Inquiry 
NA Resident will perform clinical mentoring with mentor  
four hours a week
Sports Specialist Training Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
NA Resident will spend time at  
Division 1 university under MD and/or ATC 10 hours a week
Clinical Investigations Critical Inquiry Resident will be directly involved in data collection of ongoing studies, Motion Analysis data capture, etc. Five hours a week research Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Two hours a week lab instructor at PT program
Didactic Coursework Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
Critical Inquiry
Courses will include evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions involving:
  • Upper Extremity
  • Lower Extremity
  • Spine/Sports Performance
  • Sports Medicine
Resident will experience learning through lecture/journal club 
two hours a week
Specialty Practice Observation Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
Critical Inquiry
As opportunities present through internal in servicing or as needed by the resident Residents will spend time with  
sports medicine physicians in surgical and clinical settings 
two hours a week

 

 

Sample Sports Physical Therapy Resident Week

Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
Clinical Research 
9 a.m. to noon 
Journal Club 
8:30 to 10 a.m.   
 
Specialty Practice Observation 
10 a.m. to noon
Clinical Practice 
9 a.m. to noon
Clinical Investigation 
(Lab Instructor at Local PT Program) 
10 a.m. to noon 
Didactic Coursework  
9 a.m. to noon
Sports Specialist Training 
(Local Div. I university) 
1 to 7 p.m.
Clinical Practice 
1 to 7 p.m.
Sports Specialist Training 
(Local Div. I university) 
1 to 7 p.m.
Clinical Mentoring  
1 to 6 p.m.
Clinical Practice 
1 to 5 p.m.

 

 

Athletic Training Residency

In accordance with National Athletic Trainers' Association Athletic Training Residency Standards, the mission of the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency is to advance the preparation of an athletic training practitioner through a planned program of clinical and didactic education with a specialization in the prevention and treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries using an evidence-based approach to enhance patient care.

Purpose 
The purpose of the Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency is to provide athletic trainers with advanced knowledge in the prevention and treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries.

The Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency is a 12-month program, beginning in July.

Core Competencies 
The Post-Professional Athletic Training Residency (PP-ATR) will prepare athletic trainers for advanced clinical practice that will enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve patients' health-related quality of life through the utilization of evidence based practice concepts. As such, the PP-ATR will ensure that residents attain specific "core competencies" related to professional behaviors.

  1. Patient-centered care: Resident will clearly inform, educate, and communicate with patients in a compassionate manner.
  2. Interdisciplinary collaboration: Resident will demonstrate the ability to interact with other health professionals in a manner that optimizes the quality of care provided to individual patients.
  3. Evidence-based practice: Resident will demonstrate the ability to integrate the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and consideration of patient values and circumstances to optimize patient outcomes.
  4. Quality improvement: Resident will demonstrate recognition of need for constant self-evaluation and life-long learning and to identify a quality improvement objective, specify changes that are expected to produce an improvement, and quantitatively confirm that an improvement resulted from implementation of the change.
  5. Use of health care informatics: Resident will demonstrate the ability to: a) search, retrieve, and utilize information derived from online databases and/or internal databases for clinical decision support, b) properly protect the security of personal health information in a manner that is consistent with legal and ethical considerations for use of such data, c) guide patients to online sources of reliable health-related information, d) utilize word processing, presentation, and data analysis software, and e) communicate through email, text messaging, listservs, and emerging modes of interactive electronic information transfer.
  6. Professionalism: Resident will demonstrate professionalism as it relates to the athletic trainer's adherence to the National Athletic Training Associate (NATA) Code of Ethics and the Board of Certification Standards of Practice, including a demonstration of intrinsic motivation to continuously exhibit the manifestations of professionalism in all aspects of clinical practice and personal conduct.

Application Requirements

  1. Bachelors or Master's degree from an accredited Athletic Training Educational Program
  2. Board of Certification (BOC) certified
  3. Licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Texas
  4. Display professional behaviors and a strong interest in specialty of sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee
  5. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification
  6. Applications due by March 1 to be considered for enrollment for the same calendar year, and must include:
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation

2014 Athletic Training Residency Application (download and print) 

 

Curriculum Overview

Content Area  Related Area in DSP  Didactic Experience Clinical Experience
Clinical Practice Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
Critical Inquiry
Resident will apply clinical decision-making  
skills introduced in advance musculoskeletal  
coursework into clinical practice
Resident will assist in the treatment of patients at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine 
10 hours a week
Clinical Mentoring Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
Critical Inquiry 
NA Resident will perform clinical mentoring  
with mentor four hours a week
Sports Specialist Training Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
NA Resident will spend time at Division I university under MD and/or ATC 15 hours a week
Clinical Investigations Critical Inquiry Resident will be directly involved in data collection of ongoing studies, Motion Analysis data capture, etc.  Five hours a week research Ben Hogan Sports Medicine 
Two hours a week lab instructor at ATC program
Didactic Coursework Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
Critical Inquiry
Courses will include evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions involving:
  • Upper Extremity
  • Lower Extremity
  • Spine/Sports Performance
  • Sports Medicine
Resident will experience learning through lecture/journal club two hours a week
Specialty Practice Observation Rehab/Return to activity 
Acute Injury/Illness Management 
Sports Science 
Medical/Surgical Considerations 
Injury Prevention 
Critical Inquiry
As opportunities present through internal in servicing or as needed by the resident Residents will spend time with sports medicine physicians in surgical and clinical settings two hours a week

 

 

Sample Athletic Training Resident Week

Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
Clinical Investigation 
(Lab Instructor at Local Div. I university) 
9 a.m. to noon
Journal Club 
8:30 to 10 a.m.
Clinical Research 
9 a.m. to noon
Specialty Practice Observation 
9 a.m. to noon 
Didactic Coursework  
9 a.m. to noon
Sports Specialist Training 
(Local Div. I university) 
2 to 6 p.m.
Clinical Practice with Mentoring 
1 to 6 p.m.
Sports Specialist Training 
(Local Div. 1 university) 
1 to 7 p.m.
Sports Specialist Training 
(Local Div. I university) 
1 to 7 p.m.
Clinical Practice 
1 to 5 p.m.