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University of Miami – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

Department of Physical Therapy
The University of Miami, Department of Physical Therapy and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital have jointly formed the University of Miami – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (UM – NCH) Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program. This year long program offers licensed physical therapists the opportunity to gain structured educational and clinical experiences in a variety of pediatric settings, including: hospital/acute care, outpatient, and school-based/Early Intervention. In addition, residents will work or have structured experiences in: spasticity clinic, neuromotor clinic, and hemophilia clinic. The academic component of the program is completed at the University of Miami, Department of Physical Therapy on the Coral Gables campus. Clinical mentoring takes place at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s main campus and satellite centers and at the University of Miami, Debbie School. Mentoring is led by experienced pediatric physical therapists and board certified pediatric clinical specialists.

We accept two (2) Residents per cohort. We have a 100% graduation rate, 90% first time passing rate for the ABPTS Board Certification exam, and recently accepted our ninth cohort of residents.

Applications deadline is December 31, 2020 for the 2021-2022 year.

Applications submission through RF-PTCAS at

  • Residency Mission Statement

  • General Information

  • Clinical Mentoring

  • Didactic Curriculum

  • Learning Unit Topics (sample)

  • Program Faculty

Contact Information

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Physical Therapy
5915 Ponce de Leon Blvd. 5th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33146
James G. Moore, PhD, PT, Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist (Program Director)
Office: 305-284-4535
Fax: 305-284-6128

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