University of Minnesota Geriatric Residency
    The University of Minnesota’s Geriatric Clinical Residency is accredited by ABPTRFE as a post professional residency program for physical therapists in geriatrics. This residency provides physical therapists a unique opportunity for advanced training in the area of geriatric physical therapy via clinical practice, 1:1 mentoring, extensive didactic education (delivered both through face to face sessions as well as home study modules), teaching, and service learning. Clinical faculty are geriatric experts in a variety of disciplines. Through the context of the “live” didactic modules, residents see a variety of clinical settings in the Minneapolis—St. Paul metropolitan area providing a continuum of care to older adults. Residents earn CEU credits for all of the didactic modules (230+ hours). In addition to full-time employee benefits at their respective contracted clinical site, residents also receive MN state APTA conference registration, CSM registration & travel assistance.

    Mission Statement:
    The University of Minnesota’s Physical Therapy Geriatric Clinical Residency is a post professional pathway for practicing physical therapists to challenge & enrich their skills in the specialty area of geriatric physical therapy, and to elevate the residents to the level of expert clinical practice. Consistent with the mission of the University of Minnesota, this Geriatric Clinical Residency Program is dedicated to the integration of clinical research, learning, and public outreach to best serve the growing & diverse geriatric population in Minnesota and beyond.

Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Geriatrics
Program Directors Name Dr Becky J. Olson-Kellogg, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 388
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Phone 612/624-6591
Fax 612/625-4274
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 01/31/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 03/15/2018
Program Start Date 1 09/01/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted in February
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
What has your experience / exposure been with older adults (personally and professionally)?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    All 3 references need to be professional, no personal references. It is recommended that 2 references be from Clinical Instructors or Clinical Supervisors.
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary $54,912.00
      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 3