The University of Utah Sports PT Residency should be a top choice for you if you:
- desire to work with others who are committed to learning. The mission of our residency is to accelerate the development of sports PTs in all residency core competencies. Faculty, residents, and all of our PT and AT staff work hard to help residents have a great learning experience. Residents learn to think and execute like experts both on the field and in the clinic, skills that serve graduates for a lifetime. The University Orthopaedic Center is also home to four orthopaedic PT residents and both Sports and Ortho residents attend some didactic sessions together.
- desire opportunities to work with athletes across the spectrum of amateur and professional organizations. The residency partners with local high schools, University of Utah Athletics, the Utah Jazz, and US Ski and Snowboard, among other organizations. Residents will rotate through a variety of athlete care environments and will choose a sport/organization/experience to focus on during the last 2 months of the program.
- want to work in and access the resources of an exceptional health system. Residents split time between the University of Utah Health Orthopaedic Center (UOC) and the world class Beadles Athletic Training Room, exposing them to the breadth of sports and orthopaedic patient management. Facilities are state of the art and staff are committed to excellence.
- value working with multiple mentors. Utah residents work with 3 highly skilled sports certified specialist mentors over the residency year as well as top tier athletic trainers.
- want opportunities to teach. Residents assist with teaching entry-level athletic training students. Residents participate as TAs in the Acute Care and Emergency Management course in the University of Utah Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. They also become certified clinical instructors and may mentor students in the UOC and in the student-run pro bono clinic.
- want to participate in ongoing clinical research. While research isn’t a focus of our program, it is valuable for residents to gain experience in clinical research. Residents participate in the stage(s) of the projects that are occurring during their residency year: project design, data collection, analysis, and/or and presentation.
- want to live in a beautiful, thriving community. Utah is ranked by PT in Motion magazine as the number one place to practice PT (for the fifth year in a row)! And, no wonder. Besides the great health care and economic environment, Salt Lake City is a beautiful home to many outdoor and cultural activities. It is nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains, with easy access to both mountain and desert terrain.
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Residency Program Director