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    Trent Harrison, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
    Orthopaedic Residency Coordinator

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    The Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Residency program was the first orthopaedic physical therapy residency program accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) within the state of Florida. This program collaborates with the University of North Florida and local health care experts to help prepare individuals for board certification and professional advancement. The Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Residency is a required pre-requisite for the Brooks Sports Residency program. 


    The Brooks Orthopaedic Residency is accredited for Physical Therapists by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The program was originally credentialed in 2007 and received a 10 year accreditation in 2012.

    Board Certification

    The Orthopaedic Residency Program will prepare physical therapists to successfully pass the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) board certification exam in orthopaedics (OCS).


    The program curriculum covers everything from advanced orthopaedic practice and clinical problem solving to management and educational theory, for a total of 326 total hours of didactic and psychomotor educational training.

    • The residency will be founded on The Five Pillars.
    • The residents will participate in combinations of traditional coursework, directed learning activities, and clinical mentoring.
    • Residents will serve as staff physical therapists for the course of the training.
    • Upon graduation, the residents will serve as clinical leaders and change agents for Brooks Rehabilitation and/or the profession.

    View Full Curriculum and Directed Learning Activities

    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants to the Brooks Orthopaedic Residency Program:

    • Must graduate from a CAPTE accredited PT program.
    • Must obtain a Florida PT license or temporary license by the 2nd Friday in June.
    • Must meet all eligibility requirements to be employed as a practicing Physical Therapist within Brooks Rehabilitation.
    • Must demonstrate eligibility for membership within the APTA. 

    »How to Apply...