Clinical Programs
Sports Physical Therapy

Sports Physical Therapy Residency

The Cincinnati Children’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency is designed to develop competent specialists in sports physical therapy who contribute to the profession through teaching and specialized practice and become leaders in the field. The program provides various and unique educational opportunities as well as exposure to a multitude of sporting populations including:

  • on-field coverage of a local NAAA Division II college
  • community outreach for dancers and soccer players
  • a primarily pediatric clinical population

We are passionate about fostering the clinical skills of our residents and providing opportunities for further leadership development as residents prepare to take the Sports Clinical Specialty Exam. More importantly, our emphasis is on developing good people that turn into great professionals and even better physical therapists.

Initially accredited in 2010, our current accreditation is valid through 2026 through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Since 2008, >93% of our residency graduates have successfully passed the Sports Clinical Specialty (SCS) examination and have become board certified specialists in Sports Physical Therapy and 100% have graduated from the Sports Residency. Our residency graduates now serve as academic educators, participate in clinical research, serve as faculty in programs, completed academic doctorate coursework (PhD and DSc), lead clinical initiatives and participate in additional programs in their workplace and communities to improve outcomes for the patients they serve.

From the Residency Director

Thank you for expressing interest in the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Sports Physical Therapy Residency. Our hope is that you will find helpful information and an overview of our Program. We are happy to provide information of greater detail at your request. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly with specific questions or for assistance.

- Jason Hugentobler, PT, DPT