The UF Health Sports Physical Therapy Residency is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in Sports specialty practice.
The mission of the UF Health Physical Therapy Sports Residency is to develop advanced practitioners of evidence-based musculoskeletal and sports-specific practice who will demonstrate excellence in patient care across the realm of athletes and athletic venues. Graduates will contribute to the practice of sports physical through professional leadership, education, community service, and clinical research.
General Residency Overview
A physical therapy clinical residency is a planned post-professional program intended to significantly advance the resident’s preparation as a provider of patient care services in a defined area of clinical practice. A clinical residency combines opportunities for ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry.
A physical therapy clinical residency occurs after the graduate physical therapist has obtained his/her license to practice. A residency candidate must be licensed as a physical therapist in the state where the program is located. For more information about residency programs, visit http://www.abptrfe.org/ResidencyPrograms/About/.
Sports residents are required to complete an Emergency responder course, or be a certified Athletic Trainer or Emergency medical technician prior to commencing the residency. The credentials are not required to apply for the residency program but must be completed before starting.
For more information
Michelle Musalo, PT, NCS
UF Health Sports Physical Therapy Residency Director
UF Health Rehab Center- Shands Hospital