General Program Information
The mission of the Utah Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is to accelerate the development of physical therapists from novice to advanced in orthopedic clinical reasoning, knowledge, skill, and professionalism. Residents will become accomplished patient care providers and consumers of the evidence that directs clinical decision making. Residents will also become prepared to assume a leadership role in the treatment of patients as well as educating and training other health care providers. Finally, residency graduates will be prepared and qualified to sit for the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Specialist Certification (OCS) Examination.
The Utah Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is a collaboration of the University of Utah Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, the University Orthopaedic Center (UOC), and the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center (SLCVA). This 12-month long program incorporates multiple didactic, clinical and teaching experiences and employs four residents per year.
The Utah Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is Accredited by ABPTRFE.