Residents have the opportunity to work with physicians, collaborate with our Human Performance teams and participate in outreach opportunities, including IRONMAN-sponsored events. Our residents also have the opportunity to work closely with established and developing programs within Memorial Hermann, including Spine Program, Hip Preservation Program, Concussion Program, Foot/Ankle Program.  Residents work in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation clinics, which include five IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute locations. The advanced didactic curriculum is based on the Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) for Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and meets the requirements set by the American Board of Residency and Fellowship Education.

Our goal is not to just prepare you to pass your specialty exam, but to develop you in advanced practice, leadership, research, teaching and mentoring.

The coursework is divided into four sections (listed below) and is delivered in person with supplemental virtual learning opportunities that include case presentations, surgical presentations, and journal clubs monthly.


  • Ortho - Primary Care & Clinical Reasoning
  • Sports - Acute Injury & Illness Management (EMR)


  • Lower Quarter Module
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Research for the Resident


  • Upper Quarter Module
  • Nutrition Module
  • Facilitated Research Study


  • Clinical Instructor for PT Student
  • Leadership Development
  • Human Performance Module
IRONMAN Residency Programs