The University of Central Arkansas Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program is a full-time residency program offered in cooperation with Arkansas Children's Hospital and Allied Therapy and Consulting Services. The UCA Pediatric Residency Program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.
The UCA Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency is a twelve month program. Through incorporation of clinical and didactic opportunities, residents are provided the opportunity to advance skill and knowledge related to Pediatric Physical Therapy. Eight certified pediatric specialists (ABPTS) are available to mentor residents in the various practice settings.
Each resident engages in clinical practice in acute and community-based settings. Two residents are accepted to participate in the Program each year. Residents are employed by either Arkansas Children’s Hospital or Allied Therapy and Consulting Services. Participation in the program allows a combination of independent clinical practice, mentored patient care, and indirect patient care activities to advance the resident’s understanding and application of pediatric physical therapy. Structured experiences with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program enhance resident knowledge of family centered learning.
In addition to clinical practice opportunities, residents participate in didactic coursework for a total of 9 graduate credit hours to advance the residents’ knowledge of core issues related to pediatric practice patterns, research and teaching. Residents are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement from their primary employer.
Immersion in mentored clinical practice, as well as research and teaching experiences, provides residents the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills across the spectrum of pediatric physical therapy.
For More Information, Contact our Program Director:
Misty Booth, PT, DPT, PCS
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Central Arkansas
Phone: (501) 450-5543