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UM Sports Residency Program Receives Accreditation from American Physical Therapy Association

The University of Miami Sports Residency Program, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy, has received accreditation as a post-professional residency program from the American Physical Therapy Association. The accreditation is valid for a period of five years until March 31, 2023. This program is one of three sports residency programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference, along with Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh.

The Sports Residency Program provides physical therapists the ability to gain a variety of structured experience in sports and outpatient settings. Residents receive didactic training on numerous topics related to sports physical therapy, including all of the expected knowledge areas published in the current description of specialty practice for sports physical therapy. Residency graduates will be qualified to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty Sports certified specialist exam.

The mission of the University of Miami Sports Residency Program is to immerse practicing clinicians into advanced sports clinical instruction in order to foster clinicians who provide exceptional patient care, promote the core values of the American Physical Therapy Association, and become leaders and educators within the health care community.

Residents of the program are expected to lead and participate in rounds, case presentations, and journal clubs, as well as provide on-field game and venue coverage for Division I student athletes at the University of Miami. Support for the residency program from the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has been instrumental in its success, through the leadership of Blake James, director of athletics; Jennifer Strawley, deputy director of athletics; Vincent Scavo, associate athletic director and head athletic trainer; and Lee D. Kaplan, M.D., director of the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute.

For more information on the University of Miami Sports Residency Program, visit www.pt.med.miami.edu or contact Dr. Luis Feigenbaum, PT, DPT, ATC, at 305-284-4535, or [email protected].




Tags: American Physical Therapy Association, Department of Physical Therapy, Sports Residency Program