Residency Programs

Texas Health 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 Sports Medicine residency programs prepare therapists and athletic trainers for advanced clinical practice.

Sports Physical Therapy Residency
In accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association's requirements for post-professional clinical residency programs for physical therapists, the Texas Health Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Residency program works 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.
  • Physical Therapy Residency Plan

    American Physical Therapy AssociationThe Texas Health Sports Medicine sports physical therapy residency program is 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 physical therapy residency is a 12-month program, beginning each August.  To apply to the Texas Health Sports Medicine sports residency program, you must meet the following application requirements:

    Application Requirements:

    • Physical therapy degree from an accredited physical therapy educational program
    • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Texas
    • Practicing at the level of a competent clinician with basic patient management issues related to examination, diagnosis/prognosis and intervention
    • Display professional behaviors and a strong interest in sports physical therapy
    • Current certified athletic trainer (ATC) designation, licensed emergency medical technician, or certification as an emergency responder
    • Applications are due by December 1 to be considered for enrollment for the same calendar year
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation

    You may submit your application online at https://rfptcas.liaisoncas.com

  • 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.

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Rehabilitation Athletic Training Residency
The Texas Health Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Athletic Training Residency works to advance the preparation of an athletic training practitioner through a planned program of clinical and didactic education with a specialization in rehabilitation. This includes patient evaluation and assessment, hands on treatment, plan of care development, and participation in research related to the rehabilitation of upper and lower extremity sports-related injuries, and rehabilitation following sport-related concussions.

The Texas Health Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency provides athletic trainers with advanced knowledge in the rehabilitation of upper and lower extremity sports-related injuries, and sport-related concussions.

The athletic training residency is a 12-month program, beginning in August.
  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3-year aggregate
Employment rate in athletic training 2/2 = 100% 2/2 = 100% 1/1 = 100% 6/6 = 100%
Completion rates 2/2 = 100% 2/2 = 100% 1/1 = 100% 6/6 = 100%

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

    Athletic Training Residency Application (download and print)

  • Residency Associated Costs

    The Athletic Training Resident will be provided with five Texas Health Sports Medicine dry fit polos shirts and typically either a fleece pullover or vest. They will be responsible for providing their own pants and shoes.

    Relocation monetary assistance is provided but this will depend on the distance from which the resident will be relocating with final amount approval by Human Resources. Scholarships are not currently available in the athletic training residency program.

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