Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Sports Residency
    This program seeks to develop a competent Sports Physical Therapy Specialist who is able to successfully complete the Sports Clinical Specialty Exam. Another goal is to develop physical therapists who contribute to the profession and to health care through specialized practice, teaching, and leadership activities.

    The resident will be exposed to a very unique patient population, consisting primarily of pediatric patients with orthopedic and sports-related injuries. There is also the opportunity treat adults, including hospital employees, which helps provide the resident with exposure to a wider age group (about a quarter of the patients are 16 years old or older). The on-field component of the residency is with a local Division III college with the resident working with certified athletic trainers to cover a number of sports including football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball. The resident also has the opportunity to work high school sports, the Flying Pig Marathon, that is annually run in Cincinnati as well as community programs that focus on the health and fitness of the local community.

    Cincinnati Children's has a surplus of resources and opportunities available to all employees and places a high value on evidence-based practice, professional development, and community service. Within the Orthopedic-Sports Medicine PT team, there are also significant opportunities for development - including specialty groups, journal clubs, research opportunities, and teaching conferences.

    As mentioned above, there is also a special emphasis on leadership development. Our aim is to see our graduates launch themselves out as emerging leaders in the field of sports physical therapy. The curriculum devotes specific time and training to help the resident develop their unique abilities as a leader. We are passionate not only to assist the resident in becoming one who provides the highest level of clinical care, but we are also full of enthusiasm to assist them in becoming a person of influence within our profession. This element of leadership is included in our vision of a Sports Physical Therapy Specialist.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Sports
Program Directors Name Jason Adam Hugentobler, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 3333 Burnett Avenue; MLC 10001
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Phone 513/803-1850
Fax 513/636-0516
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 12/01/2016
Admission Decision Date 1 03/01/2017
Program Start Date 1 07/01/2017
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates On site interview day in January (tbd). Other accommodations may be made on case by case basis.
Program Prerequisites
Courses new graduates must sit for the April test date. We are UNABLE to consider applicants who take the test in July.
Certifications Emergency Medical Responder/First Responder course or Athletic Training degree to be completed or plan to be completed by end of July.
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
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Not Applicable
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) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 32
      Maximum Number of Positions 1