Pediatric Residency

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.

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The mission of the University of Colorado Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program is to provide a comprehensive program of didactic, clinical and professional experiences to develop pediatric physical therapy specialists. Through clinical care experiences, educational excellence, exposure to research and active engagement in scholarship, teaching opportunities, professional and community service, and participation in collaborative teamwork, Residents will become future leaders in the profession.


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


Each applicant is required to complete the RF-PTCAS application and pay the supplemental fee. After completing the application, you must also pay the required supplemental application fee of $75. Failure to pay the supplemental application fee will result in your application being considered incomplete.


Please reference the FAQs for detailed information about the Residency and it's processes.

Who should I contact if I have any other questions after carefully reviewing the web site?

Jun 11, 2019, 15:41 PM
Question : Who should I contact if I have any other questions after carefully reviewing the web site?

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

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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.​