The HHSMRP has been filled for the 2021-22 class.
Whether you are a recent physical therapy graduate or an experienced clinician, our sports physical therapy residency gives you the specialized skills and hands-on experience to provide high-quality physical therapy to athletes in the clinic and on the field.
Guided by knowledgeable faculty and mentors, you will receive rigorous training in physical therapy for athletes, expand your knowledge by conducting and publishing clinical research, make lasting contributions to your community and prepare you to become a leader in Sports Medicine.
Curriculum and Training
Our rigorous sports residency curriculum uses a combination of formal and informal educational, clinical and academic activities, as well as mentored direct care of patients at affiliated clinics, including The Steadman Clinic and Vail Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. Supervised on-field experience is a key component of the sports residency and will be conducted with local high school athletics, Club sports, and US Ski and Snowboard Teams.
The sports residency consists of key modules for each joint: knee, hip, foot/ankle, shoulder and spine. With addition of adjunct modules that is specific to the Sport Specialist: running analysis, injury reduction strategies, performance improvements, surgical observation/lab, and many others.
A Sports Resident’s typical week includes:
- 20–30 hours of direct patient care
- 1:1 mentored clinical practice in physical therapy
- On-field experience in athletic settings
- Physician clinic observation and grand rounds
- Discussion in theory, technique and literature reviews, Journal Clubs, contribution to on-going research, and other didactic areas.
The sports residency begins in July and lasts for 12 months. Requirements for successful completion include passing oral, practical and written exams at 80% or better.
To qualify for the HHSMR program you must be a graduate of an APTA-accredited program in Physical Therapy and eligible for licensure as a Physical Therapist in Colorado.
You must also have one of the following designations for emergency response prior to beginning the residency:
- Certified Athletic Trainer
- Certified Emergency Responder (through the APTA sports section)
- Licensed Emergency Medical Technician
In residency candidates, we are looking for highly skilled PT’s; a desire to advance clinical knowledge in Sports Physical Therapy, strong communication skills, initiative, adaptability, and responsibility.
HOW TO APPLY
All sports residents must have a Colorado State License prior to beginning the residency in July.
To apply for the sports residency, visit the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS)
, create a login and indicate that you are applying for the HHSMRP.
Applications are due on December 1. Interviews will be held In Early March for the upcoming class.
At Howard Head Sports Medicine we measure success with APTA specialty exam pass rate, academic and scholarly achievement, professional growth, and employment status. Since inception in 2007, our residency graduates SCS specialty exam first time pass rate is 95%. We have had 21 sports residents, six former residents are currently working at Howard Head Sports Medicine in various leadership, staff, and faculty roles. Two former residents are working with professional sports teams, one PhD in exercise physiology, one is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAMOPT), one is a dual credentialed specialist in Sports and Orthopaedics, and the remaining HHSMSRP are all employed as full time physical therapists.
For more information, please contact Mary Ellen Broersma director of the Howard Head Sports Physical Therapy Residency, at firstname.lastname@example.org
FORMER HHSMRP RESIDENTS THAT WORK FOR HOWARD HEAD
- Matt Mymern, PT, DPT, SCS, TPI-C
- Brittney Huntimer, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT
- Rachel Rourke, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
- Nate Neff, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC
- Hank Scholtz, PT, DPT, SCS
- Brett Muller, PT, DPT, SCS
- Matt Mymern, PT, DPT, SCS
- Paul Westgard, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
- Ana Robinson, PT, DPT, OCS
- Laurie Griffin, PT, DPT, OCS
- Jenna Jones, PT, DPT, OCS