Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

Harris Health System is proud to offer the first full-time Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency in Texas. Our residents will experience patient care and mentorship in all geriatric physical therapy settings offered by Harris Health including acute care, skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings.

Being a physical therapy resident at Harris Health offers a unique opportunity to serve clients through one of the nation's largest integrated public healthcare systems.

Board-certified clinicians provide didactic training and one-on-one mentorship designed to develop advanced clinical skills in geriatric physical therapy.

Residents can expect complete immersion into all aspects of geriatric rehabilitation. Working side-by-side with expert clinicians, residents are exposed to the full continuum of care in geriatric practice. The 1,600-hour program includes at least three hours of didactic training and three hours of one-on-one mentorship each week.

Residents also will collaborate with specialty clinic and other service providers to gain experience with, and advance their knowledge of all aspects of a modern healthcare system.

Eligible candidates are able to apply for benefitted residency positions by February 1, 2014 with interviews to follow for qualified applicants. Offers will be made by Spring 2014 and the residency will start the week prior to Labor Day 2014.

Eligibility Requirements
Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency candidates must:
• Hold an entry-level physical therapy degree
• Be eligible to obtain a current Texas Physical Therapy License

New graduates are welcome to apply.

To obtain information on Texas Physical Therapy licensing requirements, refer to The Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners at

For more information, e-mail the Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program.

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