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Physical Therapy Residency Programs at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is now known as UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. Even though we have a new name, you can expect the same standard of care, services, and providers.

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute has expanded training for licensed physical therapists to include post-professional residency programs.

All five UPMC Rehabilitation Institute Physical Therapy Residency Programs are accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).


We are the second physical therapy provider in the country to offer American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) accredited residency training programs across five sub-specialties:

Our PT Residency Programs at a Glance

As leaders in the profession with a diverse staff, PT residents have access to our wide range of resources. We work closely with the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy.

Each PT residency program has unique experiences and curriculums, but they all remain dedicated to the same mission.

Our mission is to advance the competent physical therapist into a board-certified clinical specialist through:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Professional service

The duration of each program varies from 12 to 19 months and includes mentored clinical training with:

  • ABPTS board-certified physical therapists
  • Board-certified surgeons
  • Primary care doctors
  • Leading experts in each subspecialty

Each residency program's plan of study includes structured learning options such as:

  • Didactic coursework
  • Teaching conferences
  • Journal clubs
  • Case presentations
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy Grand Rounds

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute provides funding for the PT residency programs and employs residents.

Residents receive:

  • A stipend salary
  • A full-time employee benefits package
  • Education benefits

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