The University of Colorado Physical Therapy Pediatric Residency Program consists of planned post-professional clinical and didactic education for licensed physical therapists who have graduated from an accredited DPT program. The program is designed to significantly advance preparation of the physical therapist as a highly qualified provider of patient care services in multiple pediatric clinical practice settings. Potential as a future leader in pediatric physical therapy is developed through coursework, clinical and related experiences during the 13-month Residency Program. In addition to clinical opportunities with structured mentorship, the program also includes participation in the MCHB-funded Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program through JFK Partners, and access to the resources of the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Start date for the next resident will be July 1, 2022. The application cycle will open October 2022 through RF-PTCAS.
Please carefully read and review this website. If you would like additional information, or have a question not answered by this website, please contact:
Meghan Hernandez, PT, DPT, PCS
Pediatric PT Residency Program Director
Senior Instructor, Physical Therapy Program & JFK Partners
Email communication preferred
Please reference the FAQs for detailed information about the Residency and it's processes.
2011-2012 graduate: Meghan Hernandez, PT, DPT, PCS
2012-2013 graduate: Emily Maloney, PT, DPT, PCS
2013-2014 graduate: Jim Hedgecock, PT, DPT, PCS
2014-2015 graduate: Kelsey Miller, PT, DPT, PCS
2015-2016 graduate: Rhea Weber, PT, DPT, PCS
2016-2017 graduate: Maria Larson, PT, DPT, PCS
2017-2018 graduate: Anne Ziegltrum, PT, DPT, PCS
2018-2019 graduate: Samantha Sawade, PT, DPT, PCS
2019-2020 graduate: Darby Leavengood, PT, DPT
2020-2021 graduate: Nicole Schremp, PT, DPT, PCS
2021-2022 graduate: Ariann Neutts, PT, DPT
2022-2023 Resident: Taylor Pruitt, PT, DPT
The University of Colorado Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program was re-accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) as a postprofessional residency program for physical therapists in pediatrics on May 31, 2018. The current reaccreditation will continue for a period of ten (10) years until September 30, 2028.