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Husson University & Select Medical Sports Residency Program

The Husson University & Select Physical Therapy Sports Residency is a year-long course of study designed to accelerate development in the area of sports clinical expertise, research and professional leadership.

The mission of the Husson/Select Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program is to foster the development of skilled, knowledgeable evidence based advanced practitioners of sports rehabilitation who are community leaders and educators with a commitment to advancing health, knowledge and safety related to sport.


About the Residency Program

Post-professional clinical residencies are one of the primary means of preparing physical therapist to deliver quality healthcare. Residencies are planned programs of clinical education and theoretical knowledge designed to advance the preparation of physical therapists as providers of patient care services in a defined area of clinical practice. Graduates of the Husson University & Select Physical Therapy Sports Residency will be able to demonstrate advanced skill in all aspects of sports practice including assessment, evaluation and treatment. Graduates will also gain knowledge in educational pedagogy and research skills.


Residency Goals

Residency goals are achieved through a combination of formal and informal educational methods including direct patient care, mentored clinical practice with sports clinical specialists, classroom study, teaching and research. Supervised patient care with clinical experts is a key component of the program. For most of the year, the resident will spend six hours per week delivering patient care under the direct supervision of their mentor. They will also spend another two hours a week with their mentor reviewing techniques and educational material. One on one mentorship plus research and teaching experience ensures that students are provided with a comprehensive experience.

Requirements for a successful completion of the program include: achieving passing grades in practical and written exams, assignments and a research project.

What Makes the Husson University & Select Physical Therapy Sports Residency Different?

• There is NO out-of-pocket tuition. We believe that the widespread adoption of residency training is critical to the development of our profession. We also believe that one of the major barriers to participation in residency is tuition cost. We set out to build a program that exceeded APTA standards while controlling cost for the resident. We settled on a model in which there is no out-of-pocket tuition for the participant. Please contact us for more information on how this works.

• This residency is a unique combination of quality clinical mentorships, experiences related to teaching and learning in higher education and sports related research. This combination will prepare the resident for both the specialist’s exam and a position assisting/teaching in a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

 

Admission

In accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, the employment/admission policies of Husson University and Select Medical are administered without unlawful regard for race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital or veteran status or age.
 
Residency admission requirements:
  • Graduated from a CAPTE accredited physical therapy program
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Maine by the residency start date
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Provide evidence of APTA membership
  • Possess one of the following: current ATC designation, current license as an EMT, or certification as an Emergency Medical Responder via an American Red Cross Course Prior to commencing the program

ABPTRFE-LOGO-sm.jpgThe Husson & Select Medical Residency program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a postprofessional (residency/fellowship) program for physical therapists in sports. 

This program is not accredited by CAPTE

For more information, please contact hussonsportsresidency@husson.edu.