SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY
Physical Therapy Residency Programs
Advance your Physical Therapy Career with a Residency Program at Saint Francis University
Saint Francis University in partnership with several external partners is proud to offer three post-professional physical therapy residency programs. These programs have been designed for licensed physical therapists interested in enhancing their knowledge and pursuing a career in the following specialty areas:
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program
The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Saint Francis University is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedic physical therapy. This program allows a licensed physical therapist to gain additional knowledge in the orthopaedic physical therapy specialty area and prepares the resident to become a board certified orthopaedic physical therapist. The program is offered through a partnership with Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber, PA.
The Saint Francis University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of the resident in five (5) main areas:
- Critical Inquiry/Evidence Based Practice
- Advanced Clinical Skills
- Foundational and Clinical Sciences
- Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness
This program is designed to prepare the resident to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) examination in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.
"As a new graduate entering the work force, I found the orthopedic residency a huge benefit. The residency provided mentorship in the clinic that I would not have had otherwise. The didactic portion of the residency helped to narrow down all of the information learned in college and highlight the best techniques/treatments to use based on evidence. This helped me to provide more efficient and effective initial examinations and treatments. Overall, the residency was very beneficial in helping me to become more successful as a physical therapist in my first year as a clinician."
Kimberly Todaro, PT, DPT, OCS
Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program
The Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program at Saint Francis University is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in pediatric physical therapy. This program allows a licensed physical therapist resident to gain additional knowledge and training in the pediatric physical therapy specialty area and prepares the resident to become a board-certified pediatric clinical specialist. This residency is offered through several external clinical partners throughout the country.
Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program
The Sports Physical Therapy residency program mission is to provide physical therapists an opportunity to become leaders in the community, and provide advanced knowledge, skills, and professional behavior that will shape the future of sports physical therapy.
The Program is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a clinical residency program for physical therapists in sports physical therapy.
The Residency Program is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of physical therapists who are interested in sports physical therapy. The program attempts to mirror the Description of Specialty Practice in Sports and focuses on the following areas:
- Evidence based practice in examination and interventions related to sports injuries
- Advanced clinical skill in exercise prescription and manual techniques
- Health promotion, fitness, and wellness
- Education and instruction
"With the combination of on field coverage, clinical experience, didactic opportunities, surgical observation, and teaching in the PT lab, the DiSepio/SFU sports residency program provided me with experience I could not expect to find anywhere else. Because of the DiSepio/SFU residency program and now SCS, I am more confident and prepared for my patients and more marketable to me peers."
Jonathan R Beck PT, DPT, SCS