St. Luke's Athletic Training Residency Program was founded in fall of 2011. The 12-month post-professional educational program for certified athletic trainers provides advanced preparation of athletic training practitioners through a planned program of clinical and traditional education in orthopedics.
St. Luke's Athletic Training Residency Program was the third program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The residency is housed with the physician practice setting at St. Luke's Orthopedics using an evidence-based approach to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve patient health-related quality-of-life.
As part of this program, you’ll practice advanced clinical decision-making skills with emphasis on managing physically active patients with an orthopedic diagnosis. You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team working to optimize the management of orthopedic and sport-related injuries. And you’ll learn how to contribute to the athletic training profession and your orthopedic/sports medicine team through building research, teaching, and leadership skills.
To advance the athletic trainer resident's preparation as a provider of patient care in the specialty area of orthopedics and create the groundwork for athletic trainers to become a multifaceted and intricate member of the interdisciplinary health care team.
This program emphasizes a proactive approach to efficient and effective clinical management of injuries and medical conditions within a sports medicine and orthopedic clinic environment. We seek to establish a foundation of excellence for certified athletic trainers who seek to be employed within the physician practice setting.
As part of this comprehensive program, you will work with physicians and patients in the clinic, support athletes at professional and amateur sporting events, and participate in and present at professional conferences. You’ll also receive frequent feedback on your progress.
Learn more about our program curriculum
The resident will receive a salary stipend, full benefits, and continuing education budget. Salary is based on years of experience practicing athletic training and determined by St. Luke’s Human Resources department. Minimum pay rate starts at $14.50/hour.
To ensure athletic training residents (ATR) have a sufficient understanding in the resident curriculum expectations and time commitment required to successfully complete the St. Luke’s Athletic Training Residency (SLATR) Program.
Applications accepted between January 1 and March 6, 2020.
Please submit all application materials by March 6, 2020 to:
St. Luke's Orthopedics Sports Medicine
Attn: Forrest Pecha
St. Luke's Plaza–Central Plaza
720 Park Blvd.
Boise, ID 83729
Forrest Pecha, MS, LAT, ATC
Manager of Athletic Training Residency