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Sports Physical Therapy Residency


Length: 18 months

Fall 2021 Deadline:

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––– Prerequisite
Emergency Medical Response Course
For: PT

The EIM Sports Physical Therapy Residency provides 18-months of clinical and didactic education for physical therapists designed to advance the resident’s preparation as a highly skilled provider of patient care services in sports physical therapy. Ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry provides the framework for this program. Graduates exemplify clinical excellence in sports physical therapy and are well-versed in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement for today’s athletes.

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  • Grow as practitioners skilled in sports physical therapy.
  • Become highly skilled, autonomous practitioners who have substantially increased their ability to provide care to a full spectrum of patients with athletic injuries.
  • Gain a strong base of knowledge of evidence-based practice and preventative and rehabilitative sports therapy techniques.
  • Be positioned to both achieve the Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) certification from the ABPTS and to be leaders in the sports physical therapy field.

EIM’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program has a 94% graduation rate, 100% Board Certification Process participation and 98% Board Certification success.

Note on prerequisite: While we encourage participants to take EIM’s Emergency Medical Response Course as a prerequisite for the Sports Physical Therapy Residency, we will consider similar courses taken elsewhere on a case-by-case basis.

Resident Mentorship

You have the option to choose your own residency mentor and clinical site OR choose an EIM pre-approved clinical site and mentor. Choosing an EIM pre-approved site means you are guaranteed a competitive resident salary with fully subsidized tuition.

EIM has partners across the country who have placements for EIM residents. Fill out the form below to find out what clinical placement opportunities are available.


    Jason Taylor



    Teresa Schuemann, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS

    Program Director


    Jake Shockley

    Residency Director, Physical Therapy Central / Red Bud Physical Therapy


    • SPPT 6000 – Emergency Response Course for the Sports Therapist (pre-requisite)
    • SPPT 6110 – Science in Sports Medicine
    • SPPT 6120 – Sports Nutrition and Performance Enhancement
    • SPPT 6130 – The Female Athlete
    • SPPT 6140 – Sports Across the Ages
    • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
    • SPPT 7280 – SCS Test Prep Course
    • SPPT 7590 – Sports Residency Mentored Clinical Practice
    • SPPT 7190 – Athletic Venue Hours
    • SPPT 7270 – Sports Virtual Rounds
    • Outcomes Tracking for Sports Residency
    • SPPT 7110 – Professional Forum in Sports Physical Therapy

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