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Minimum Eligibility

Minimum eligibility for acceptance to the program includes:

Proof of current physical therapy licensure for the state of Utah

Applicants anticipating graduation from a Physical Therapy program in the Spring must have scheduled date to sit for licensure examination no later than April and evidence of good standing for graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program. Must have full or temporary licensure before start of employment.

Emergency response certification

Applicants must have current certification in Basic Life Support as well as Emergency Medical Response (EMR) or Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA). This requirement is waived if the applicant has current certification or licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician, certification or licensure as a Paramedic, or current certification as an Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Credentialing (NATABOC) (certified within past 10 years, and eligible for AT licensure in UT).

2020 Application Materials

Pay Application Fee


2020 Admissions Timeline

Application materials and $50 application fee due Jan 7

Finalists interview/complete evaluation of basic clinical competence (long distance options available) tentative 2020 interview date Friday, Feb 7

Notification of acceptance by Mar 1

Program begins First full week of July (2020 start date: July 6)

  • Program orientation
  • Begin employment
  • Didactic sessions begin
  • Residency fee due (payment options available)

Program ends Last week of August of following year (class of 2021 end date: Aug 27, 2021)

The University of Utah Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program, University of Utah, and University Orthopaedic Center 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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