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.
– 150 hours of 1:1 on site clinical mentoring
– Full salary and benefits with Brooks Rehabilitation (32 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 Sports Residency is accredited for Physical Therapists by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).
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).
Sports Board Certification Pass Rate for First Time Takers
Graduation Rate (5 year average) – 100%
PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
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.
Applicants to the Brooks Sports Residency Program:
*Residents accepted into the Sports PT Program must commit to 1-year of employment with Brooks Rehabilitation after graduation from the program, or pay $15,000 tuition.