Memorial Hermann Health System is the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas. With more than 250 care delivery sites including 17* hospitals and over 5,000 affiliated physicians and numerous specialty programs, we really are all about Advancing Health.

Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute offers two post-graduate residency programs to develop advanced practitioners in the fields of orthopedic and sports physical therapy. The programs afford residents unmatched access to unique learning opportunities, with over 150 hours of one-on-one clinical mentorship with board-certified and fellowship-trained clinicians. Our residency programs are 13 months long and begin yearly in August. The programs have no associated fees and all residents receive 75% of a starting PT salary with full benefits.

Application opens on October 1.

For questions regarding the physical therapy orthopedic and sports residency programs, please email:

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Why Orthopedic Residency?

The orthopedic residency is designed to enhance advanced clinical practice, manual therapy, and differential diagnosis across a varied population including athletes & non-athletes; additionally there is a focus on multi-disciplinary professional collaboration and mentored teaching in the classroom, community, and beyond.

Orthopedic Residency Factsheet
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Why Sports Residency?

The sports residency is designed to foster growth through professional collaboration in an athletic venue setting. Residents will advance their skills in on-field acute injury management, training room rehab, strength and conditioning, and return to sport considerations.

Sports Residency Factsheet

Residency Application and Selection Process

Applications are accepted on an annual basis from Oct. 1 through Dec. 1.

Please apply through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS)

Top candidates will be invited to virtual/onsite interviews at Memorial Hermann between January and February.

A non-refundable $25 supplemental application fee must be made through our online payment system at the link below.

For questions regarding the physical therapy orthopedic and sports residency programs, please email:

Accredited to Train the Best and Brightest Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Specialists of Tomorrow

ABPTRFE Accreditation

We are proud to announce that Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Residency Programs have recently achieved re-accreditation for a term of 10 years from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Because of the rarity of 10-year terms for re-accreditation, our long-term accreditation period signifies a huge accomplishment and indicates the validation of our residency programs. Over the past 7 years, our residency programs have grown exponentially in capacity, stature and reputation due to the passion and dedication of our residency and research leadership team, faculty and residents.

The program boasts many accomplishments that are helping to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care in our region and beyond:

  1. Graduated and enhanced the careers of over 70 residents in the past 9 years.
  2. Achieved a 100% pass rate on both the OCS and SCS since the existence of the program.
  3. Grew from 2 residency sites with 4 residents to 12 residency sites with 14 residents in 9 years.
  4. Expanded the number of qualified faculty from five members to more than 50 members.
  5. Developed research databases incorporated with our Upper Extremity, Knee, Spine and Hip Preservation Programs.
  6. Produced 40 national research presentations, participated in 9 research projects and was published in eight publications from 2014-2022.
  7. Expanded our outreach from 1 local college and high school to 3 local colleges and 8 local high schools.
  8. Enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration with UTHealth and Memorial Hermann Mischer Neurosciences along with our athletic training outreach team and outside entities such as Athlete Training and Health, Texas Woman’s University, UTMB and HCC.
  9. Developed the first Texas Residency Symposium, inviting residency programs across Texas to share ideas and research while introducing our residents and faculty to a wider network of professionals.


For questions regarding the physical therapy residency programs, please email or check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

*Memorial Hermann Health System owns and operates 14 hospitals and has joint ventures with three other hospital facilities.

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