University of Utah & University Healthcare Neurologic Residency
    The Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program is a collaboration between the University of Utah, Department of Physical Therapy and University Healthcare.The resident will be a 75% Full-time employee, working 1500 hours at the clinical facility, This is a BENEFITED eligible position.

    The resident practices in 5 neurologic clinical settings, complete didactic coursework, assists as a teaching assistant within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and completes areas of professional development.

    1. Clinical program. The chosen resident will work at the University of Utah for their clinical practice. Resident will work in each of 5 settings for 2-3 months in each setting:, 1) acute neurologic and critical care, 2) inpatient rehabilitation has 3 teams a) stroke, b) SCI, and c) TBI, and 3) outpatient neurological setting. Residents receive 3 hours of mentorship weekly.

    2. Didactic coursework is completed via Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium and includes 26 interactive webinars and journal club development/discussion with other neurologic residents across the country (fees are paid directly to Consortium-separate cost). See for more details. Residents will also be required to complete the APTA clinical instructor and advanced clinical instructor course (no fees).

    3. Teaching assistantship. Occurs within the Department of Physical therapy, teaching doctor of physical therapy students in neuromuscular management course, Fall semester and the Neuroanatomy course in Spring semester.

    4. Professional Development hours are required (60 hours), to allow broader exposure to Neurologic Physical therapy.

Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neurology
Program Directors Name Heather A. Hayes, PT, DPT, PhD
Address Line 1 520 Wakara Way, Suite 302
Address Line 2 Department of Physical Therapy and Athle
City, State Zip Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Phone 801/587-9249
Fax 801/587-7607
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 03/05/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 05/01/2017
Program Start Date 1 07/15/2017
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will take place morning of March 26. This may be in person, via phone, or electronic video form (Skype, FaceTime).
Program Prerequisites
Courses Graduation from an accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Not Applicable
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
What short-term and long-term goals do you wish to achieve through participation in our residency program?
Discuss aspects of your background and professional experience that particularly qualify you for participation in a residency program?
What characteristics/qualifications do you feel residency programs are looking for in a resident?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    You will need to have 3 reference letters. These can be from an Academician, a Physical Therapist, or an employer. New graduates are required to have an additional (fourth) letter from the Dean or Chair of their Physical Therapy program stating that they are in good standing with the program and are anticipated to have completed graduation prior to the start of this program.
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary $42,000.00
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits benefited position
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 33
      Maximum Number of Positions 2