Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
OTPT | Student and Professional Opportunities

Student and Professional Opportunities

The Division of Occupational and Physical Therapy offers opportunities for students and healthcare professionals. Learn more about what makes training in OTPT at Cincinnati Children's a world-class experience.

Imagine This

  • Being a member of an internationally recognized therapy department which includes over 200 therapists (OT/PT) providing expertise and specialization in pediatric therapy
  • Belonging to a supportive and cohesive team within one of more than a dozen different locations.
    • Inpatient (acute care and rehabilitation)
    • Sports and orthopaedics
    • Outpatient at one of our neighborhood locations
    • Home care
    • Psychiatry (inpatient, residential, outpatient and partial programs)
  • Receiving extensive orientation, training and mentoring from therapists specializing in pediatrics 
    • Training and orientation tailored to your level of experience, competencies, culture of support
    • Social onboarding
    • Development opportunities
    • Support throughout career and personal life changes
  • Receiving financial support for both in-house and external educational opportunities
  • Working in an environment which supports and encourages career and leadership development experiences and opportunities for all employees
  • Access to the resources of a large pediatric medical center
  • A place to fit in: Cincinnati Children’s is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we’re proud of it. We offer programs that promote and build a welcoming environment for all employees.

Physical Therapy Residency Programs

Physical Therapy Fellowship Programs

  •  Neonatology Physical Therapy (A collaborative program with Rocky Mountain University)

Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program

Students are welcomed and encouraged to observe clinical work in the Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) department. This includes graduate and undergraduate students who are working toward OT or PT as a profession. A one-time observation will be provided per person.

All observations must be pre-arranged by scheduling an appointment through the department. To schedule an observation appointment, the student should download and complete the Student Registration Form and Confidentiality Form as well as provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination. Documentation should be sent to Allison Allgier at allison.allgier@cchmc.org or through fax at 513-803-0044. If observing between October 1st and April 1st, documentation of a flu shot from the current flu season is also required.

Students (undergraduates or graduates) enrolled in an OT/PT program and students interested in OT/PT are offered the opportunity to participate in our Student Volunteer Program. The student is asked to commit a minimum of 20 hours to the volunteer program. While in the department, the student's time is divided equally between observation and volunteer activities. For students obtaining hours to apply to an OT or PT program, documentation of all volunteer hours can be provided through the volunteer department. If a completion letter is needed, please discuss this with your site coordinator.

The following is a list of some of the activities that a student volunteer may be asked to do:

  • Provide support during group sessions
  • Provide support during intensive therapy sessions
  • Assist with setup and cleanup of therapy sessions
  • Organize materials
  • Clean toys and materials
  • Make copies
  • Help with research projects
  • Make therapy materials
  • Assist with planning and implementation of projects
  • Complete miscellaneous projects as assigned

Procedure to apply:

Find additional information regarding volunteer opportunities and how to apply. Please note that the 6 month commitment noted on the volunteer website does not apply to OT/PT volunteers.

Our occupational and physical therapists are respected, integral members of a team that delivers exceptional therapy services to children from infancy through early adulthood.
We deliver exceptional therapy services to children from infancy through early adulthood.

Contact Us

Join us in our vision to become the leader in pursuing the best possible care and in changing the outcomes for the children we serve.

To learn more, contact Elizabeth Roell at 513-636-8396 or email your resume directly to elizabeth.roell@cchmc.org or you may apply online.