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Welcome to JAG Physical Therapy's Physical Therapy Residency Program!

The Residency Program’s Application will be available November 2024.
Next Cohort Begins February 1st 2025

Our 12-month program is for licensed physical therapists at JAG Physical Therapy or those applying. JAG is seeking candidates to advance their careers with board certification in orthopedics, sports medicine, or women’s health. The hybrid curriculum includes synchronous/asynchronous courses and hands-on training with clinical mentorship, anatomy labs, and teaching opportunities.

Throughout this program, residents will receive unparalleled mentorship from experts within their chosen field and collaborate closely with board-certified clinical specialists. With a curriculum spanning at least 1800 hours, which includes over 300 educational hours and more than 150 one-on-one mentoring hours. The curriculum domains include advanced knowledge in musculoskeletal anatomy & Physiology and advanced evidence-based clinical practice. Also included are Professionalism, Communication and Patient Management systems, including advanced manual skills. Participants will seamlessly integrate program requirements while actively contributing to patient care at JAG Physical Therapy and in collaboration with Dominican University New York Physical Therapy Program.

Our residency program allows you to keep your current job while enhancing expertise in orthopedics, sports medicine, or women’s health. Graduates are ready for the Specialty Examination accredited by ABPTRFE. With skills in evidence-based practice, advanced manual therapy, and medical screening, they become leaders in orthopedic, sports medicine, and women’s health physical therapy. Graduates can pursue further specialization through ABPTRFE Fellowships, solidifying their status as skilled professionals.

Embark on a transformative journey to boost your skills and become a leader in the dynamic field of physical therapy. Explore the JAG Physical Therapy Residency Program for comprehensive training, expert mentorship, and unparalleled opportunities.

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At JAG Physical Therapy, we are committed to excellence in advancing the field of physical therapy through the establishment of an Orthopedic, Sports Medicine and Women’s Health Clinical Residencies adhering to the standards set forth by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRE) and as outlined by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Our mission is to cultivate a culture of continuous learning, skill refinement, and evidence-based practice, empowering licensed physical therapists to reach their full potential and deliver superior patient care in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions. We aspire to provide a dynamic and immersive learning environment that fosters academic growth, clinical expertise, and leadership development by integrating evidence based didactic education, hands-on clinical experiences, research opportunities, and mentorship from accomplished professionals within our organization and the wider healthcare community. Through these Residency Programs, we aim to shape proficient and compassionate physical therapists who not only excel in neuro-musculoskeletal patient care but also contribute positively to their communities and the profession.

Application Process

Application to one of the Residency programs is through the RF-PTCAS, the centralized application service of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Applicants who submit the following items prior to November 20th will be considered to begin February 1st of the following year.

  • Three professional references – at least one from a recent clinical instructor or supervisor.
  • Curriculum vita
  • Copy of current Physical Therapy license in their state of practice
  • Copy of current APTA membership card
  • Copy of current BCLS card
  • Personal Essay of interest

Applications are accepted during the admissions cycle between November 1st and 20th for a February 1st of the following year start date. The program director will review all completed applications and the application committee will utilize a criteria-based tool to assess each application. Qualified candidates may be invited for an interview prior to final acceptance determination

Accepted candidates will be provided with a residency handbook, employment agreement and program policies and procedures. Final determination on admission will be made by the residency application committee, and the accepted applicant will be notified by 6 weeks before the start date.

Criteria for Admissions

Current employees in good standing or new grads employed by JAG for at least 90 consecutive days during the previous 6-month period are eligible to apply. Proof of at least average performance on previous annual performance reviews and employees in good standing will be considered. No extracurricular experience is required but such experience is highly recommended as part of the applicant’s demonstration of field specific involvement. Applicants that graduated within the past five years must have a DPT program GPA of at least 3.2. Applicants that graduated over five years before the application submission should show commitment to their field via continuing education, section involvement, scholarly work or teaching.

Applicants must be current members in good standing with the APTA and members of the section of the residency discipline Orthopedics, Women's Health, OR Sports Medicine.

Current Basic Life Support Certification is also required.

Interested candidates should contact the Residency Director at for more information.

Program Outcomes

  • Become a highly skilled practitioner in Orthopedic, Sports Medicine or Women’s health physical therapy.
  • Gain a strong foundation of knowledge in evidence-based practice, manual therapy techniques, research, teaching and advanced medical management.
  • Be positioned to achieve the Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) or Women’s Health Certification (WCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) and to be leaders in the physical therapy field.

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