Ohio University

Physical Therapy Residency

Ohio University/OhioHealth Physical Therapy Residency

The Physical Therapy Residency program is a collaboration with OhioHealth to offer an orthopedic and a neurological residency for licensed physical therapist as well as a developing Women’s and Men’s Health residency. This partnership brings together the strengths of both organizations to create high quality residency programs designed to advance the clinical and scientific knowledge base, clinical skills, clinical research skills and teaching effectiveness of physical therapists.

OhioHealth offers strong and varied clinical experiences with advanced clinical mentoring by physical therapists and physicians, while the Ohio University Division of Physical Therapy offers exceptional learning experiences through coursework, advanced clinical and teaching mentorship, and research opportunities. The specific advantages of this partnership are to improve patient care and to enrich and build the careers of the residents. Each of the first three orthopedic residents have passed the OCS examination upon completion of the residency.

The resident will be an employee of OhioHealth and will earn 80 percent salary commensurate with experience. Benefits typical of an OhioHealth associate are provided by OhioHealth.

The Ohio University and OhioHealth residency programs are accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as post-professional residency programs for physical therapists. 




Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

General Information (PDF)

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

General Information (PDF)

Curriculum (PDF)

Women's Health Physical Therapy Residency

The Ohio University and OhioHealth Women's Health Residency has achieved Candidacy status through the American Physical Therapy Association.

General Information (PDF) 

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a CAPTE accredited physical therapy program
  • Licensed physical therapist
  • APTA member
  • APTA section member (encouraged)

Admission Process

Applications for orthopedic residency are submitted through the RFPTCAS centralized application service. The application deadline is March 1 each year.


James Odenthal, DPT, OCS
Residency Director, Ohio University/OhioHealth Orthopedic Residency
Grover Center W290
Division of Physical Therapy
Ohio University