About the program
Ohio University Physical Therapy program is proud to offer an Orthopedic Residency Program for physical therapists. This is a paid 12 month post-professional program offered through Ohio University School of Physical Therapy and includes the outstanding benefit package that comes with Ohio University employment.
The Residency Program is dedicated to professional development and advancement in the field of physical therapy. Our program occurs in collaboration with facilities, staff, and resources between Ohio University School of Physical Therapy, Ohio University Therapy Associates, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics and other participating practices.
Residents will acquire advanced orthopedic skills in the following areas:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Psychomotor skills
Program Mission Statement
Develop and produce physical therapy clinicians who demonstrate advanced skills, critical thinking, diagnostic proficiency, and professionalism in an orthopedic setting. We are preparing master clinicians, mentors, teachers and clinical researchers to assume leadership roles as professionals through autonomous and evidence-based practice, altruism, integrity and ethical conduct, and social and professional responsibility.
- Submit proof of graduation from a CAPTE accredited physical therapy program.
- Submit proof of licensure to practice physical therapy in Ohio.
- Submit a list of physical therapy continuing education courses that you have attended over the last five years.
- Submit a current resume or CV.
- Demonstrate interest in further professional development as documented in the Personal Letter for Admission (autobiographical statement).
- Provide all transcripts of professional physical therapy training as well as any post professional education (formal and/or informal).
- Provide references from three physical therapists.
- Submit the Residency Application to:
Ohio University School of Physical Therapy
West 281 Grover Center
Athens, Ohio 45701
- Completed and signed Application Form for the Ohio University School of Physical Therapy Residency Program
- Personal Letter for Admission (autobiographical statement) expressing interest in the Ohio University Physical Therapy Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program (see Application Form for details)
- Transcripts from all post-secondary education institutes
- Three Letters of Recommendation including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the individuals who will be sending letters on your behalf
- Description of clinical experiences (or affiliations if student or recent graduate)
- Complete and submit an online Graduate Application to The Office of Graduate Studies. Information can be obtained online:http://ohio.edu/graduate/
For the application you will need the proof of your undergraduate degree by one of the following documents:
- Official transcripts of previous education
- Diploma with degree and date of receipt
Residency Program Cost
The tuition cost per quarter is $1570 plus $365 in general fees. There are 4 quarters per residency for a total cost of $7740.
The curriculum is based on the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practice and the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and is designed to prepare the resident to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examination in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
The residency will begin in January and July of each year and run for 12 consecutive months. The primary training will consist of five components that include clinical mentoring and supervision, didactic classes, teaching in Ohio University Physical Therapy program, completion of a clinical research project and specific learning activities.
All residents in the Orthopedic Residency will be enrolled at Ohio University as a graduate student for one 5 credit hour course each academic quarter (i.e. winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) during the residency.