Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency


The Ivy Rehab Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency is a one-year, full-time, clinically based program created to excel in the professional development of clinicians in the field of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Expert clinicians will serve as faculty to guide, instruct and mentor each resident in developing advanced knowledge and clinical expertise throughout the residency program. Additionally, the residency program prepares residents to complete the ABPTS Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS) examination. Each resident must complete all assigned didactic material and written and practical examinations.


The Ivy Rehab Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency provides a structured and robust didactic curriculum designed to enhance clinical reasoning and advance skills while incorporating the most recent evidence-based practices. This program utilizes a blended delivery model for our didactic curriculum that includes online self-study modules, live online learning, virtual interprofessional collaboration, journal club, case review, independent study, and live in-person weekend courses to be completed throughout this comprehensive 12-month residency program.

Admissions Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Program
  • Active PT licensure in the current state of practice
  • Employed as a full-time Pediatric Physical Therapist by Ivy Rehab Network at the time of the program start date
  • Required membership in the APTA and APTA Pediatric Section
  • Commitment to completing all program requirements
  • Commitment to taking the PCS exam at the earliest eligibility


Application deadline for the participants: August 31, 2024 | Start Date January 1, 2025


  • Sarah Kojetin

    “I have been able to apply so much of what we are learning in the residency directly to my patients”Sarah Kojetin, PT, DPT, Highland Park, IL

  • Patricia Gries

    All of the information we have covered in the residency program has been great. I feel like I’ve learned a lot and then have been able to put it into practice right away.”Patricia Gries, PT, Cincinnati, OH

  • Katherine Dingman

    “I have really found value in the interprofessional collaboration, connection with other PTs around the country, evidence-based information, and mentorship.”Katherine Dingman, PT, DPT, Midlothian, VA