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To provide physical therapists an opportunity to become a leader in the community, and provide advanced knowledge, skills, and professional behavior that will shape the future of sports physical therapy.
The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness has partnered with the Department of Physical Therapy at Saint Francis University, the Department of Sports Medicine, and the Department of Athletics to offer a clinical Residency program for physical therapists interested in pursuing a career in sports physical therapy. The Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a clinical residency program for physical therapists in sports physical therapy.
The Residency Program is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of physical therapists who are interested in sports physical therapy. The program attempts to mirror the Description of Specialty Practice in Sports and focuses on the following areas:
The professional development component of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program includes a comprehensive series of weekly lectures and case reviews, laboratory instruction in the entry-level physical therapy program, surgical and physician office observation, participation in annual conference, participation in a research project, on-field experience with the athletic training staff, time in mentored clinical practice, and non-mentored clinical practice treating a sports patient population.
View the tentative schedule.
Preferred applicants are physical therapists who are interested in a career in sports physical therapy. Skills in previous clinical experiences in a sports rehabilitation setting and involvement in instruction of physical therapy students are recommended.
Applications are due by February 15 for the upcoming August program. Print application (pdf). The completed application, the $50 application fee (non-refundable), a resume, and two (2) professional letters of recommendation should be mailed to:Ivan Mulligan, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC, CSCSDirector, Sports Physical Therapy ResidencyDiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellnessat Saint Francis University108 Franciscan WayLoretto, PA 15940
Residency Dates: August 1 - August 30 (13 months)Application Deadline: February 15Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program Application (PDF)Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program Brochure (PDF)
Prospective applicants may direct questions related to the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program to Dr. Mulligan at (814) 472-3123 or IMulligan@francis.edu.
"With the combination of on field coverage, clinical experience, didactic opportunities, surgical observation, and teaching in the PT lab, the DiSepio/SFU sports residency program provided me with experience I could not expect to find anywhere else. Because of the DiSepio/SFU residency program and now SCS, I am more confident and prepared for my patients and more marketable to me peers."~ Jonathan R Beck PT, DPT, SCS
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