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Residency Program in Neurologic Physical Therapy Requirements

The residency program in neurologic physical therapy includes the following requirements:

Admission requirements

  • Licensed to practice physical therapy in the state of Mississippi prior to beginning the program
  • Current CPR certification
  • Compliance with al UMMC employment requirements 

Residency completion requirements

Neurologic physical therapy residencies require the following specific experiences during the program:

  • A minimum of 1,500 hours of clinical practice. Included in the 1,500 hours must be:
    • A minimum of 150 hours of mentored practice
    • A minimum of 300 hours of planned education experiences (including rounds, independent study, Journal Club, educational sessions with faculty, etc.)

The neurologic physical therapy residents are required to satisfactorily complete the following during the residency period:

  • Orientation processes for each clinical site
  • APTA clinical skills performance evaluation tools for physical therapists
  • APTA core values
  • Assessments of abilities and skills
  • Skills assessments for clinical examinations
  • Skills assessments for clinical interventions
  • Education/teaching module for students and/or professional staff (minimum of one module)
  • Patient case reports (minimum of two)
  • Live patient exam (minimum of two)
  • Systematic review of literature on a topic of interest or development and implementation of a research study
  • Presentation to local, regional or national organization
  • A written final examination


Applications for the residency are accepted from early November through early February prior to the beginning of the residency in July. Experienced physical therapists and new graduates are encouraged to apply. The residency accepts applications through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS). Visit RF-PTCAS for specifics on required application materials and to begin the application process.

For more information

For questions regarding this residency program, contact:

Jacob Long, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP/SMS
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Director, Residency Program in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor 
School of Health Related Professions

Department of Physical Therapy
School of Health Related Professions
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 984-6354


UMMC offers equal opportunity in education and employment, M/F/D/V.