Promoting and enhancing fellowship training with the field of sports physical therapy

Mission Statement

The Residency Special Interest Group exists to promote and enhance residency and fellowship training within sports physical therapy. The Residency SIG will act as a facilitator for its members to optimize communication and share best-practices to enhance post-professional education and graduate outcomes.


The Residency SIG will provide a forum for discussion to enhance communication with members to

Share post-professional best practices.
Discuss opportunities to develop and enhance residency and fellowship programs.
Provide feedback to the Sports Section EC and ABPTRFE to enhance sports residency curricula.
Promote the benefits of residency and fellowship program to individuals entering residency as well as facilities interested in starting a residency and fellowship program.
Serve as a bridge between clinicians and researchers to stimulate and/or facilitate research outcomes specific to residency and fellowship education.
Represent the interests of the membership of the Residency SIG within the Section.
Promote post-professional programming for the Combined Sections Meeting within and outside of the Sports Section.
Develop a relationship with residency and student SIGs in other sections to facilitate and share information.

Residency SIG Goals

Re-evaluate the leadership position and associated responsibilities.
Grow its membership to over 100 members.
Revise and update Residency 101 presentation and continue programming at either CSM or TCC.
Establish a competitive slate of newly developing residency grant applicants.
Establish a liaison relationship between the Section and the ABPTRFE.
Consistently review website to ensure information is accurate.
Produce quarterly newsletter published on the Section website.
Increase newly credentialed programs by three per year.

Residency Refund Program for EMR Courses

The Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA will provide up to five (5) annual scholarship refunds in the amount of $150.00 to Section member applicants of a credentialed sports residency. Candidates must be
- A student or professional member of the SPTS in good standing
- Provide proof of completion of an SPTS sponsored/approved Emergency Responder course via fax, or mailed to Mark De Carlo, Executive Director
- Candidate is accepted into a residency program within two years of course completion. A letter of acceptance must be faxed or mailed to Mark De Carlo, Executive Director.


Airelle O. Hunter-Giordano PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

Craig Garrison, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS

Brad Eggebraaten PT, SCS, ATC

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