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

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. Additionally, 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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Program Highlights:

– 150 hours of 1:1 on site clinical mentoring
– Full salary and benefits with Brooks Rehabilitation (36 hours/week)
– 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


The Brooks Pediatric Residency is accredited for Physical Therapists by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Board Certification

The Pediatric Residency Program will prepare physical therapy residents to successfully pass the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) board certification exam in pediatrics (PCS).

Pediatric Board Certification Pass Rate for First Time Takers


2022 Non-Residency Graduates
2022 Pediatric Residency Graduates
Brooks IHL Pediatric Residency Graduates – 5 year average

Graduation Rate (5 year average) – 100%

Program Coordinator:

Caroline Ubben


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Program Details


  • The residency will be founded on The Five Pillars.
  • The residents will participate in combinations of traditional coursework, directed learning activities, and clinical mentoring.
  • Residents will serve as Brooks Rehabilitation staff for the course of the training.
  • Upon graduation, the residents will serve as clinical leaders and change agents for the profession.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Brooks Pediatric Residency Program must:

  • Must graduate from a CAPTE accredited PT program
      • If you are a Non-US educated physical therapist, please contact us to determine if you meet the admission requirements.
  • Obtain Florida licensure or temporary licensure by the 2nd Friday in June
  • Meet all eligibility requirements to be employed as a practicing clinician within Brooks Rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate membership within the APTA
  • Applications open from October 1, 2023 – February 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Program begins July 2024.

*Residents accepted into the Pediatric PT Program must commit to 1-year of employment with Brooks Rehabilitation after graduation from the program, or pay $15,000 tuition.