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.
  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3-year aggregate
Residency Graduation Rates 4/4 = 100% 4/4 = 100% 4/4 = 100% 12/12 = 100%
SCS Passing Rate of Residents 4/4 = 100% 4/4 = 100% 4/4 = 100% 12/12 = 100%

  • 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 or contact:

    Sarah Whitt, PT, DPT, LAT/ATC, OCS, CSCS
    SarahWhitt@TexasHealth.org
    817-250-7514

  • 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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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency
The Texas Health Sports Medicine (THSM) Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency is a one year program which features collaboration with prominent clinicians and educators at Texas Health Sports Medicine. The mission of the Texas Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency is to advance the physical therapist residents’ preparation as a provider of patient care services in the area of orthopedic physical therapy with a specific emphasis in teaching, research, and differential diagnosis.
  • Application Requirements

    To apply to the Texas Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency program, you must meet the following 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 orthopedic physical therapy
    • Applications are due by April 24th to be considered for enrollment for the same calendar year
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation

    Interested applications may contact:

    Matt Turner, PT, DPT, OCS
    Texas Health Sports Medicine
    6301 Harris Pkwy, Suite 150
    Fort Worth, TX 76132
    Telephone: 817-433-1450
    Fax: 817-433-1451
    Email: MatthewTurner@TexasHealth.org

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