Texas Children's Hospital Sports Residency
    Our 13-month sports physical therapy residency focuses on developing advanced clinical skills, education, clinical research and leadership.

    The Texas Children’s Hospital sports physical therapy residency is designed to graduate leaders and innovators in the field of sports medicine. The 13-month program is focused on developing advanced clinical skills, research experience, and leadership.

    Residents train one on one with board certified sports physical therapists (SCS), physicians, and surgeons. Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine,Texas Woman’s University Department of Physical Therapy and our community affiliations with youth, high school, and collegiate sports programs provide an unparalleled learning opportunity with access to leaders in the field of sports medicine.

    At Texas Children's Hospital, we train sports physical therapy residents to become tomorrow’s leaders in Sports Medicine.

    Residency Mission: The Texas Children’s Hospital Sports Residency exists to develop physical therapy clinicians who will positively impact the profession and healthcare through advanced clinical practice, education, research, and leadership in sports physical therapy.

    Residency Goals
    1.Support the mission, vision, and guiding principles of TCH by providing expert care to the sports population.
    2. Prepare curriculum that aligns with APTA’s Sports Description of Specialty practice.
    3. Develop graduates who are well prepared to take the Sports Certified Specialist exam.
    4. Provide opportunities to synthesize didactic education into clinical practice.
    5. Provide opportunities to contribute to evidence-based practice in sports therapy through collaborative research.
    6. Develop graduates who are leaders in the field of sports physical therapy.
    7. Our program will be responsive to leadership positions that arise for residents and encourage participation throughout the residency program.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Sports
Website http://texaschildrens.org/Learn/Fellowships-and-Residency-P
Program Directors Name Meredith Howell, PT
Address Line 1 6621 Fannin St
Address Line 2 MC: WT21-329
City, State Zip Houston, Texas 77030
Phone 832/826-6312
Fax 832/825-0128
Email mehowell@texaschildrens.org
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 12/01/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 03/01/2018
Program Start Date 1 08/13/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted in January/February 2018
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
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
Describe professional and personal experiences you've had that have prepared you to be a successful resident at Texas Children's Hospital. (please limit your response to 300 words)
Describe your understanding of what it takes to be a successful sports PT resident. How will your strengths be an asset to your residency experience? (please limit your response to 300 words)
Why did you choose to apply to Texas Children's Hospital Sports PT Residency program? (please limit your response to 300 words)
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    All 3 references must be professional, no personal references please
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 13
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 26
      Maximum Number of Positions 1