According to Ryan Mizner, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Montana, the sports clinical residency program in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Montana has just been credentialed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
The UM’s program becomes one of only 20 APTA-credentialed sports clinical residency programs in the United States. The accreditation permits the graduates who complete the yearlong and full-time program to apply for the Board Specialization exam for sports clinical specialty.
A clinical residency program is designed to substantially advance a resident’s expertise in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and management of patients in a defined area of clinical practice (specialty). Residency programs must be based on the latest description of specialty practice to be credentialed by APTA.
Achieving credentialed status is a testament to the quality and sustainability of the training provided by the UM’s Sport residency program to licensed physical therapists.
Congratulations to the U of M’s School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science for this tremendous accomplishment and accolade!
Commenting on the recent credentialing, Alpine’s owner, Brent Dodge, states: “Undergoing a residency program of this magnitude prepares physical therapists to excel in their clinical practice. From the moment Jamie joined our team of physical therapists at Alpine, I’ve seen firsthand how this program has given Jamie a solid foundation for clinical decision making, which is directly related to her ability to help our patients successfully achieve their rehabilitative goals.”
Jamie is currently applying for the Board Certification examination and will sit for this intense exam next month.