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Physical Therapy Fellowship

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Application Deadline: October 15th, 2022
About Opportunity

The University of Pittsburgh Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship is a post-professional, planned learning experience designed to promote the fellow’s capability to provide physical therapy services in a high level sports medicine setting and didactic instruction to physical therapy students. 

The program is a 12-month appointment that will start in January. The fellow’s responsibilities include completing a didactic curriculum, providing physical therapy services to University of Pittsburgh student athletes, and assisting in the instruction of our school’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Fellows will work directly in the athletic training room as part of the sports medicine team. This will include practice/game coverage, rehabilitation of injuries, and working alongside athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physicians, sports performance team members and dieticians. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Licensed physical therapist
  • Current license as an EMT, and/or current certification as an Emergency Medical Responder 
  • Possess Board-Certification in Sports or Orthopaedic Physical Therapy   
  • Certified Athletic Trainer preferred, but not required 
  • Current license in CPR 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Letter of intention describing why you are applying to a Division 1 Sports Fellowship 
  • Three letters of recommendation, all from licensed physical therapists speaking to your ability to successfully function in a competitive athletic environment, in a rigorous didactic program, and in assisting to teach in a top ranked physical therapy school 

Application Procedure

Fellows will serve as teaching assistants in the musculoskeletal curriculum of our DPT program’s residential and hybrid options. Responsibilities include assisting in lab and teaching lectures and lab sessions. 

Official Website:  Physical Therapy Fellowship

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