Overview

Neurologic Residency

The mission of the Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program is to provide physical therapists an advanced level of knowledge and clinical skill in the management of patients with neurologic impairments. Therapists will become expert movement specialists drawing from an increasing knowledge base while contributing to and benefitting from evidence based practice. They will be accomplished patient care providers allowing them to take a leadership role in the treatment of patients as well as educating and training other health care providers. Residents will be prepared to sit for the Neurologic Physical Therapy Specialist Certification Examination.

The Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program is collaboration between the University of Utah, Department of Physical Therapy, and University of Utah Health. This 12-month long program incorporates multiple clinical, didactic and teaching experiences.

Timeline of Program

March 1 Applications are due
March 15-31 Interviews will be conducted for potential applicants
April 1 Residents will be notified of acceptance
June 10 Program orientation
June 14 Finish work at clinical facility
June 15 Program begins, fees due
Begin work at clinical facility
Didactic consortium webinars begin
July 31 Application for ABPTS, Neurologic exam due

Fees and Earnings

The chosen resident will work at the University of Utah for their clinical practice. Resident will be paid for 1550 hours of work in an inpatient rehabilitation setting and benefits will be provided.

The resident will be a 75 percent (FTE) at the clinical facility, benefit eligible. Estimated income ranges from $40,000-$45,000/year.

Tuition due June 15 in the amount of $4200.00 (A payment plan can be arranged with the Resident Director). Fees subject to change yearly.

Required attendance/completion of the webinar/journal club series with the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium (26 webinar and journal club for 1 year). Fees subject to change yearly (approximately, $1,000; in addition to tuition). Resident is responsible for signing up in a timely fashion. Fees are handled directly through the Consortium.

Loan deferment options may be available.

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Contact Us

Heather Hayes, PT, DPT, NCS, PhD

Resident Director

Phone: 801-587-9249 (direct line)
Email: heather.hayes@hsc.utah.edu

Taylor Horton

Co-director

Email: u0811809@utah.edu