The Physical Therapy Sports Medicine Residency Program at St. Luke's Sports Medicine connects you to professional, collegiate, and club-level athletes; nationally and internationally respected sports medicine physicians; physical therapists and athletic trainers; as well as involvement in new and ongoing research.
To offer our physical therapy residents a world-class learning experience, we partner with local and national sports organizations, including:
The breadth and depth of the on-field and training room experience for our residents is unmatched.
The residency consists of 5 major content areas:
As part of this program, you’ll spend approximately 50-60% of your time performing direct patient care. The remaining time will be spent in athletic training rooms, surgical observation, clinical instruction, sporting event coverage, mentored instruction and research, and community education.
The residency period is a minimum of one calendar year. You'll be considered a full-time, salaried employee, eligible to receive all benefits described within the St. Luke's employee handbook. Your salary will be 70% of the minimum therapist range and you'll be responsible for your own travel and living expenses. (For more information on program costs, please refer to our Residency and Financial Fact Sheet). If accepted, you may make a written request for a short sabbatical extending the residency program to a maximum of 15 months.
Although you'll be scheduled for 40 hours per week, there will be events on both weeknights and weekends that require additional hours without additional compensation. You may be allowed to work for other organizations, if your resident obligations are met first.
St. Luke's Sports Residency collaborates with other high profile residencies and fellowships in the Sports Inter-Residency Case Conference Series, which allows our current resident an opportunity to present nationally to an audience, including Duke, Ohio State, West Point, Cleveland Clinic, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and more.
Applicants must be licensed in the state of Idaho prior to the date of admission into the program. No applicant shall be under any state licensure board disciplinary process or have had their license revoked from any state. Residents must possess one of the following prior to performing on field event coverage, which will begin the first week of the program:
Applicants will be notified of acceptance on the first Monday in March, the common offer date for all residencies. Acceptance letters will include a proposed pay rate, full list of benefits, and other items related to employment.
Please contact our program director with questions about the program, application process, or employment relationship.