The residency program in sports physical therapy is a cooperative effort between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, UMMC School of Health Related Professions, University Hospitals and Clinics, University of Mississippi (Oxford campus), Millsaps College, Jackson State University, 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 resident is a full-time employee of UMMC and receives a competitive salary and a full benefits package. There is no tuition cost.
The residency is accredited by the 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 sports physical therapy resident's experiences include:
Applications for the residency are accepted from November through February, prior to the beginning of the residency in late June. Experienced physical therapists and new graduates are encouraged to apply. The residency accepts applications through the centralized application service for residency/fellowship education (RF-PTCAS). Visit RF-PTCAS for specifics on required application materials and to begin the application process.
If you are considering applying to the UMMC residency program in sports physical therapy, contact the program director for more information regarding the opportunities provided by the residency.