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, 2021. The application cycle will open October 2020 through RF-PTCAS.
Please carefully read and review this website. If you would like additional information, you may contact:
Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD,
Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA
Pediatric PT Residency Program Director
Meghan Hernandez, PT, DPT, PCS
Instructor, Physical Therapy Program
Early Intervention PT Provider, Residency Graduate 2012
Please reference the FAQs for detailed information about the Residency and it's processes.
Our application will become available through RF-PTCAS (the centralized web-based application) in early fall of 2020. A direct link to the application on RF-PTCAS will be posted on our website when the application cycle becomes available. Please continue to check our website until that time. We also require a supplemental fee in addition to the application and fees through RF-PTCAS.
For specific questions regarding Resident experiences in this program, you may contact:
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 Resident: Kelsey Miller, PT, DPT, PCS
2015-2016 Resident: Rhea Weber, PT, DPT, PCS
2016-2017 Resident: Maria Larson, PT, DPT, PCS
2017-2018 Resident: Anne Ziegltrum, PT, DPT, PCS
2018-2019 Resident: Samantha Sawade, PT, DPT, PCS
2019-20 Resident: Darby Leavengood, PT, DPT
2020-21 Resident: Nicole Schremp, 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 May 31, 2028.