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Physical Therapy Programs

Educating physical, occupational, recreational and speech therapists is one of our key missions. We welcome over 100 students in our clinical programs every year.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

For physical therapists looking to expand their skills and specialize in orthopedics, we offer a residency program that is comprised of faculty from the UNC Physical Therapy Division and Physical Therapists from UNC Hospitals.

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is an advanced, post-professional program for licensed physical therapists to expand their knowledge and skills in clinical orthopedics to the level of a specialist. The program is one year in length and comprised of didactic study, mentored time with expert therapists, orthopedic clinic coverage and focused clinical experiences with other orthopedic health care providers. Orthopedic clinic work is completed in the UNC Division of Physical Therapy Faculty Clinic and UNC Medical Center Physical Therapy Clinics.

Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

The UNC Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency program is a collaborative effort between the UNC Division of Physical Therapy (Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine) and the Rehabilitation Therapies, Physical Therapy Department at UNC Medical Center.

The residency program is one year in length and comprised of didactic study, mentored time with expert therapist, pediatric clinic coverage and focused clinical experiences with other pediatric heath care providers. Residents will develop excellence in examination, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, advocacy, teaching and the integration of best evidence into pediatric care.

Information on Student Affiliations

Rehabilitation Therapies
Kristel Maes,DPT
Center Coordinator of Clinical Education

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