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Sports Physical Therapy Residency

Contact Information

Doug Grovergrys
Program Coordinator
(608) 261-1761
dgrovergrys@uwhealth.org

 

Recruitment Center
(608) 261-0040
careers@uwhealth.org

UW Health Sports Medicine Physical Therapy residency APTA badgeThe Sports Physical Therapy Residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a full-time, 14-month program that begins July 1 and continues through the end of August of the following year. The program accepts two residents per year at the current time.
 

UW Sports Physical Therapy Residency is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a postprofessional residency program for physical therapists in Sports .

 

About the Sports Physical Therapy Residency

 
Residents provide patient care averaging approximately 30 hours per week, including 3-4 hours per week co-treating with a faculty mentor. Ten to twelve hours per week are dedicated to receiving didactic instruction, non-patient care learning and observing in specialty clinics (Runners Clinic, Swimmers Clinic, Cyclists Clinic, Golfers Clinic, Throwers Clinic, Dancers ClinicPerformance SpectrumSports Concussion Clinic).
 

Additionally, residencies involve event coverage hours at games, practices, and in the training room. These hours are in addition to the above clinic time.

 

Residents are compensated as part of a stipend package. This is approximately 70 percent of a full FTE salary. In addition, residents receive a benefit package that includes health insurance.
 
Sports Physical Therapy Residency Curriculum
 
The curriculum is based on the Sports Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practice. Residents will benefit from the wealth of clinical resources available at UW Hospital and Clinics, and will have the opportunity to work closely with an excellent staff of medical practitioners, participate in teaching clinics and observe surgery.
 
Outstanding library facilities in-house and on the University of Wisconsin campus allow for independent study.