Sports

Overview:

As a world-class organization on the cutting edge of evidence-based practice and professional development, the Brooks IHL Sports Residency program prepares its residents to efficiently manage the care of their patients from acute injury through return to play. 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.

Our faculty believes that individuals practicing in a sports environment require an extensive understanding of patient management with an orthopaedic background. Our first year resident’s curriculum is centered around orthopaedic content, while our second year resident explores a curriculum that expands upon the specialty topics highlighted in the Description of Sports Residency Practice (DRP). The two residents work collaboratively as they are immersed into a variety of sports venues including the University of North Florida and local high schools. 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.

Program Highlights:

– 150 hours of 1:1 on site clinical mentoring
– Full salary and benefits with Brooks Rehabilitation
– Shared experience with our 9 Residency and Fellowship Programs
– No tuition
– Enjoy opportunities to collaborate with 80 graduates practicing in the Brooks System
– Experiential learning opportunities in multiple settings throughout the Brooks Rehabilitation System of Care

Accreditation

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

Board Certification

The Sports Residency Program will prepare physical therapists with the knowledge and skills needed to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) board certification exam in sports (SCS).

Program Coordinator:

Nata Salvatori
PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
Nata.Salvatori@brooksrehab.org

Program Details

Curriculum

The program curriculum covers all components and requirements for an orthopaedic residency as well as a sports residency. The sports activities include opportunities with student athletes from the University of North Florida, and opportunities with high school student athletes from a variety of sports.

  • 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 staff physical therapists for the course of the training.
  • Upon graduation, the residents will serve as clinical leaders and change agents for Brooks Rehabilitation and/or the profession.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Brooks Sports Residency Program:

  • Must graduate from a CAPTE accredited PT program.
  • Must obtain a Florida PT license.
  • Must meet all eligibility requirements to be employed as a practicing Physical Therapist within Brooks Rehabilitation.
  • Must demonstrate eligibility for membership within the APTA.
  • Individuals who have previously completed the Brooks Orthopaedic Residency Program are eligible to apply for this program with entrance directly into the second year of the program to complete the sports focused aspects for this program.
  • Individual must possess one of the following; current ATC designation, current license as an EMT or certification as an Emergency Medical Responder prior to commencing the Sports Residency Program.