With a curriculum designed for multidisciplinary collaboration, the fellow will have the unique opportunity to become a leader in inter-professional communication. Fellows will be immersed within the University of Houston or Texas A&M University Division 1 Athletics Program that allows for onsite mentorship from athletic trainers, team physicians, strength and conditioning coaches, dietitians, sports psychologists and sports physical therapists. Fellows will also work alongside orthopedic surgery fellows, primary care sports medicine fellows and masters of athletic training students as they go through sections of their didactic curriculum. Additionally, the fellows work through their sports-specific rehab curriculum as they progress through the program with lectures and labs from specialists within the field. While treating in the clinic, fellows will work closely with Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute Human Performance team, including strength and conditioning coaches, dietitians and biomechanists to successfully return their athletes to peak performance. Lastly, fellows will have the opportunity to work alongside our research team to develop and execute a clinically meaningful research project for submission to national conferences and future publication.

Our goal is to provide a robust experience and introduction to the world of Division 1 athletics while giving the fellows the tools to reach their full potential through structured mentorship, diverse curriculum and leadership training.

Curriculum Components:

  • Sport-Specific Rehab Considerations and Return to Play lecture series
  • UT Physicians: Orthopedic fellows' grand rounds, lectures and surgical skills labs
  • UT Physicians: Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows' lecture series
  • Emergency Medicine lecture series
  • Adjunct Teaching
Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship