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.

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 physical therapy residency is a 12-month program, beginning in July.

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 March 1 to be considered for enrollment for the same calendar year
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Submit online application at https://portal.rfptcas.org

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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