The Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Clinical Residency is a clinically-based training program for physical therapists seeking to specialize in sports physical therapy.
Accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education, the program's mission is to provide the therapist with a comprehensive, structured program of clinical and didactic experiences for the development of advanced critical reasoning and clinical skills in sports injury management and rehabilitation.
The residency is a multi-site program, operated in two locations (HSS Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center in New York, NY and HSS Sports Rehabilitation at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL). One resident is accepted at each site per year. Applicants should indicate which location they're interested in.
The Sports Clinical Residency is a full-time position, one year in duration. The resident is expected to work 40-45 hours/week. Approximately 40% of their time is spent in educational experiences and 60% providing supervised patient care. A salary and benefits package is provided.
New York Residency
Application Form (pdf)
Your application packet will need to include:
Application and supporting materials, along with a $50 non-refundable application fee (made payable to Hospital for Special Surgery), should be submitted to:
John Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, ATC, SCS
Sports Clinical Physical Therapy Residency Director
Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Department
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
The educational component of the Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Residency includes a comprehensive series of weekly lectures, labs, case reviews, on-field/court coverage of athletic events, participation in Sports Section journal club and in-service programming, Sports Medicine Service Fellows and CORE conferences, surgical and physician office observation, participation in professional education conferences and research project involvement.
In addition, the resident will observe, co-treat and receive one-on-one mentoring sessions from an experienced staff of sports physical therapists, athletic trainers, and exercise physiologists.
For further information, please contact John Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, ATC, SCS, Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Director at 212.606.1005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.