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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MISSION


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.

CONTACT

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
303-724-9148
MaryJane.Rapport@cuanschutz.edu

Or
Meghan Hernandez, PT, DPT, PCS
Instructor, Physical Therapy Program
Early Intervention PT Provider, Residency Graduate 2012
meghan.hernandez@cuanschutz.edu

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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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

Why should I consider applying to a pediatric physical therapy residency program?

Jun 11, 2019, 15:35 PM
Question : Why should I consider applying to a pediatric physical therapy residency program?
The purpose of a physical therapy residency program is to significantly advance the knowledge and skill set of a licensed physical therapist who wants to specialize in a specific area of physical therapy. It is not just an opportunity to gain more experience. Therefore, our residency program is intended for those individuals who want to become clinical specialists in pediatric physical therapy.
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ACCREDITATION

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.​