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Applications are available through RF-PTCAS.

RF-PTCAS application opens  Early October
Utah application deadline January 17
Interviews / offers Late February / Early March
*Latest possible NPTE for new grads April
Register for Neuroconsortium (didactics) Mid June
Program start Mid July
Program end / NCS exam application due End of following July

*Applicants must be licensed in UT by the start of the program. Therefore, new graduates must register for the April (or earlier) NPTE exam. 

Note: The Neuroconsortium (didactic curriculum) starts in mid June, before the residency program begins. Registration and payment of all associated fees are required before the Neuroconsortium begins. About 4 webinars occur before the official start of the residency program. Residents may participate in these as they occur or may wait to view them until after the residency starts.

RF-PTCAS Application

RF-PTCAS allows applicants to use a single Web-based application to apply to multiple residency programs. RF-PTCAS is a service provided by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is administered by WebAdmit.

Application Requirements

  • Resume / CV; please include your PT license OR the date you are sitting for NPTE exam. 
  • Three letters of reference. These should be from individuals who know you well and can speak to your potential for success in a rigorous program. Letters may be from a professor, a PT, or an employer. For new graduates, we strongly recommend you solicit one letter from a clinical instructor in your full-time neurologic PT internship.
  • New graduates must submit a letter from the Dean or Chair of their Physical Therapy program stating that they are in good standing with the program and are expected to graduate prior to the start of the residency program. This is in addition to the reference letters. 
  • Responses to three essay questions.

Successful applicants: Superior candidates will be selected for an interview and evaluation of basic clinical competencies with members of the selection committee. Desirable applicants include those who:

  • Have experience working in a neurologic clinical setting. New grads have completed an extended internship under the direct clinical supervision of an ABPTS Neurologic Clinical Specialist.
  • Desire to improve clinical skills related to neurologic practice. 
  • Possess superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong fundamentals in the principles of clinical reasoning and the application of examination and treatment of individuals with neurologic impairments.
  • Evidence of commitment to a career promoting the continued integration of practice, research, and scholarly inquiry in neurologic physical therapy.
  • Are eligible for licensure in Utah before the start of the program.

Contact: For additional information, please contact Program Director, Misha Bradford ( 

The Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program, University of Utah, and University of Utah Health are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The Residency Program and associated institutions all comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations related to privacy and confidentiality.

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