A.T. Still University Neurologic Residency
    Guided personal teaching and mentoring

    The Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program at ATSU is designed to elevate the clinical skills and knowledge from a general practitioner to that of a clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy. Operating as a collaborative model, the Neurologic Residency program is built from a strong clinical reasoning base. Residents will gain advanced critical thinking skills and become expert clinicians who practice evidence-based healthcare.

    Benefits for residents:
    • Stay at your current site of employment with an approved clinical mentor, or relocate to an approved clinical site.
    • Receive dedicated 1-1 clinical mentoring with an expert clinical mentor.
    • Engage in online neurologic course work based on the best evidence available in the practice of neurologic PT.
    • Discuss your patients with core faculty who are highly trained in neurological sciences, neurological specialty practice, evidence-based practice, and educational theory.
    • Attend 4 weekend courses at ATSU:
    oOutcomes Measures in Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury – Let’s Practice!
    oClinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Course
    oPWR!® Therapist Certification
    oVestibular Rehabilitation Update - Examination and Intervention

    Requirements for residents:
    •Unrestricted license in physical therapy in the state in which the resident will practice PT during the residency
    •Employment in an approved clinical site with an approved clinical mentor
    •Submission of application to the RF-PTCAS
    •Resident must have an approved clinical mentor provide a minimum of 3 hours of 1-1 mentoring of patient care per week

    Benefits for employers:
    •Clinical sites employ the resident, provide the resident and mentor time for mentoring sessions, and provide the caseload conducive to the neurologic residency, while ATSU administers the credentialing of the program and provides the didactic curriculum.
    •Assist in recruitment and retention of highly qualified PTs in the area of neurologic PT.
    •Improve the standard of care for persons with neurologic conditions.
    •Develop mentoring skills of participating resident/mentor pair.

    Benefits for the mentors:
    •Provide 1-1 mentoring and clinical knowledge to the next generation of physical therapists.
    •Free weekend CEU courses sponsored by the Neurologic Residency Program.
    •Access to Neurologic Residency Blackboard courses and to bi-weekly video conferences emphasizing the latest evidence based research.
    •Access to ATSU medical library resources.
    •Elevate your clinic through incorporating evidence-based practice and outcome measures.
    •Contribute to elevation of the profession and the future of PT.

    Requirements for mentors:
    •A licensed physical therapist who is a board certified neurologic specialist; or is a neurologic residency trained PT; or has a minimum of 3 years clinical experience in neurologic PT practice.
    •Able to provide 1-1 mentoring of the resident for a minimum of 3 hours/week.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Residency
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neurology
Website http://www.atsu.edu/neurologic-physical-therapy-residency
Program Directors Name Dr Cecelia Sartor-Glittenberg, PT, PhD
Address Line 1 5850 E. Still Circle
Address Line 2 PT department, 2nd floor
City, State Zip Mesa, Arizona 85206
Phone 480/219-6069
Fax 480/219-6100
Email cglittenberg@atsu.edu
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 08/01/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 09/01/2018
Program Start Date 1 10/01/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Not Applicable
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 Yes
Supplemental application fee amount $70.00
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
None
References/Evaluations
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Not Applicable
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary No
      Salary Type Not Applicable
      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 40
      Maximum Number of Positions 6
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