Residency & Fellowship Overview

Therapists who complete a residency or fellowship program through the Brooks IHL will markedly advance their knowledge and skills in a specialty area of practice.

Best In Class Residency Experience

In addition to helping you prepare for your ABPTS certification exam, our residencies will guide you along the path to becoming a clinical expert in your area of specialty.

Transform Your Practice

The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning offers a total of eight on-site residencies. Through mentoring, classwork, psychomotor labs, and other unique learning experiences, our nursing and physical therapy programs will advance your skills in the areas of clinical competence, scholarship, education, professionalism, and patient management. Our residents are offered full salary and benefits with Brooks Rehabilitation, which gives them the opportunity to work side by side with experts in all areas of rehabilitation medicine. Physical therapy residencies are accredited by the ABPTRFE.

Orthopaedic Residency

Our Orthopaedic residents have the unique opportunity to practice in state-of-the art outpatient facilities alongside experts in multiple disciplines and specialty populations. In addition, residents from all of the Brooks IHL residency programs comprehensively participate in foundational courses, allowing for development of professional relationships with colleagues of various specialty practice areas.

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Women's Health Residency

The Brooks Women’s Health Residency Program integrates a comprehensive focus on women’s health physical therapy practice with a strong musculoskeletal/orthopaedic foundation. A combination of didactic and psychomotor training, clinical mentoring, and strategic directed learning activities provide the Women’s Health residents with exposure and access to interdisciplinary partners in women’s health care.

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Geriatrics Residency

This program is one year in length and consists of three components that include didactic/psychomotor classes, clinical mentoring and supervision, and directed learning activities. In addition, case study presentations prepare the resident for participation in professional conferences and potential submission for publication.

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Pediatrics Residency

The Brooks Pediatric Residency program leverages relationships within the community and the Brooks Rehabilitation System of Care to allow for robust experiences in teaching, clinical practice, and research. Our Pediatric residents have the unique opportunity to gain experience in several practice settings including a neonatal intensive care unit.

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Sports Residency

During the two-year program, residents will gain experience working collaboratively with Athletic Trainers, Athletic Directors, Sports Medicine Physicians, as well as Physical Therapists with specialization in the areas of Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Orthopaedics, and Neurology.

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Neurologic Residency

As a world-class organization on the cutting edge of evidence-based practice and professional development, the Brooks IHL Neurologic Residency program prepares its residents to educate and care for complex neurologic populations.

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Transition to Practice Nursing Program

As an organization on the cutting edge of education, evidence-based practice and professional development, the Brooks Rehabilitation IHL Transition to Practice Nursing Program prepares newly licensed Registered Nurses to care for complex populations and empower patients to achieve their highest level of participation in life.

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Highly Specialized Fellowship Programs

The Brooks IHL Fellowship programs for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists provide a highly focused educational experience for clinicians seeking professional growth and clinical specialization.

Develop Expertise

As part of a world-class organization on the cutting edge of evidence-informed practice and professional development, the Brooks IHL fellowship programs prepare clinicians to be leaders in their specialty field of practice. All therapists completing a fellowship program will receive full benefits and salary from Brooks Rehabilitation. In addition to the mentoring and training you will receive from your fellowship program, you will gain tremendous knowledge and skill by being immersed with industry experts in the field of rehabilitation medicine.

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship

In collaboration with the University of North Florida, Brooks IHL offers an ABPTRFE and ACOMPTE credentialed Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT). The program provides an eclectic; evidence based educational experience for individuals interested in attaining highly specialized skills in the practice area of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.

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Neurologic Occupational Therapy

Our AOTA approved Neurologic Fellowship program starts in July and runs for one year. Fellows-in-training rotate through various neurologic care settings within the Brooks Rehabilitation System including Inpatient Brain Injury, Stroke, and Spinal Cord Injury Programs as well as Skilled Nursing settings.

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Speech Therapy Clinical Fellowship

Brooks is proud to provide an opportunity for clinical fellows to gain experience working with multiple diagnoses including; Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury and Stroke. The Clinical Fellowship Program gives participants an opportunity to work in one of three settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care and skilled nursing.

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Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Program Highlights

– 150 hours of 1:1 on site clinical mentoring

– Full salary and benefits with Brooks Rehabilitation

– Shared experience with our 10 Residency and Fellowship Programs


– Enjoy opportunities to collaborate with 120+ graduates practicing in the Brooks System

– Experiential learning opportunities in multiple settings throughout the Brooks Rehabilitation System of Care 

Physical Therapy Board Certification Pass Rate for First Time Takers – 5 year average


Non-Residency Graduates – 5 year average
Residency Graduates – 5 year average
Brooks IHL Residency Graduates – 5 year average