The Residency Program in Sports Physical Therapy is a cooperative effort between the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP), University Hospitals and Clinics, the University of Mississippi (Oxford campus), Millsaps College, and the New Orleans Saints professional football organization. The residency program is 14 months in duration, beginning in late June and ending in late August of the following year.
The Residency in Sports Physical Therapy is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The program prepares the resident to take the Sports Clinical Specialty examination (SCS) offered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Click here for more information concerning specialty examination.
The residency program in Sports Physical Therapy demonstrates:
The resident is a full-time employee of UMMC and receives a competitive salary and a full benefits package. There are no tuition costs required of the resident.
The sports physical therapy resident's experiences include:
Applications for the residency are accepted from Oct. 1 through Feb. 10, with interviews held in March. Experienced physical therapists and new graduates are encouraged to apply. The residency accepts applications through a centralized application service for residency/fellowship education (RF-PTCAS). Visit RF-PTCAS site for specifics on required application materials and to begin the application process
Sports physical therapy residencies require the following specific experiences during the residency:
If you are considering applying to the UMMC Residency Program in Sports Physical Therapy, please contact the program director for more information regarding the opportunities provided by the residency.