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Program Goals

Program Goals

  • Advance the resident’s knowledge of musculoskeletal evaluation, diagnosis and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and illnesses.
  • Educate residents on evidence-based return-to-play protocols of surgical and non-surgical musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Expose residents to a diverse atmosphere of collegiate, secondary school and clinical settings to engage with a variety of injuries and illnesses.
  • Facilitate participation as part of the multidisciplinary care team, optimizing the quality of care provided to patients.

Program Objectives

  • Provide residents with a 12-month rehabilitation-based educational experience that will improve their athletic training skill set through didactic sessions and clinical exposure.
  • Enhance the care given by residents through a multidisciplinary team approach of athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports performance coaches and physicians.
  • Provide evidence-based training for each topic of rehabilitation within the program curriculum.

Program Outcomes

Residents will:

  • Utilize acquired knowledge provided by the residency program to advance the athletic training profession based on the most current evidence-based research.
  • Determine and implement an appropriate rehabilitation plan of care for individuals with orthopedic-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Demonstrate confidence in clinical decision-making for each topic of rehabilitation within the program curriculum.

Clinical Practice

Residents will provide athletic training services to patients within their collegiate setting to gain clinical experience and enhance their rehabilitative skills. This immersion allows the resident to design rehabilitative programs under the supervision of their on-site mentor. The expectation is for each resident to competently and autonomously evaluate, treat and progress patients through a rehabilitative program to return to full participation in sport.

Journal Club

Residents are required to do a weekly review and discussion of evidence-based research articles. The purpose of the journal club is to educate the resident on the most up-to-date research and review the validity of current clinical techniques.

Didactic Sessions

Weekly didactic sessions will be conducted in a lecture-and-lab format. These sessions will provide an opportunity to implement previously reviewed research articles into clinical application. The lab aspect will allow residents to practice their learned skills by applying them during clinical practice.


            Sunday: Clinical Practice

            Monday: Clinical Practice

            Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Journal Club

            Wednesday: Clinical Practice

            Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Didactic Coursework

            Friday: Clinical Practice

            Saturday: Clinical Practice


Aggregate Data                  

  Cohort 20-21 Cohort 21-22
Retention Rate 100% 100%
Completion Rate 100% 100%
Job Placement Rate 100% 100%
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