Academic Observation & Fellowship for Certified Healthcare Professionals
NYU Langone’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries offers academic observation and a postgraduate performing arts physical therapy fellowship for certified healthcare professionals.
The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries welcomes licensed medical professionals to apply for a three-day academic observation. Observations are geared toward physical therapists, athletic trainers, and physicians who are interested in learning more about the unique discipline of dance medicine. Please note that observation of surgery is not possible.
How to Apply
For an observation during the following February to May, the application deadline is October 1.
For an observation during the following September to December, the application deadline is May 1.
Due to the volume of requests, we are unable to accommodate all applicants. Two observers will be selected per season.
To be considered, please send a formal letter of interest, current CV, and your preferred observation dates within the spring or fall season by the respective deadlines. Observers must commit to a three-day visit.
Materials should be emailed to Kristen Stevens, program coordinator, at email@example.com. If selected, you must complete additional clearance from NYU Langone Human Resources, which includes medical clearance and background check.
Postgraduate Performing Arts Physical Therapy Fellowship Program
The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries also serves as the clinical site for the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education–accredited Performing Arts Physical Therapy Fellowship Program. The 12-month program provides fellows with an intensive, individualized experience in performing arts physical therapy. The goal of the program is to enable fellows to develop the advanced clinical skills necessary to provide a superior level of patient care within the subspecialty of performing arts medicine. As an integral member of our center’s interdisciplinary clinical team, you provide direct and supervised patient care to performing artists as assigned by your unit supervisor.
How to Apply
Any New York State–licensed physical therapist who has completed an orthopedic residency program or is a board-certified orthopedic specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, or both, is welcome to apply. We strongly prefer candidates who hold a doctor of physical therapy degree and who have work experience and a background in dance.
The deadline for the application to our fellowship program is May 31, before the start of the fellowship in September. The program is a 12-month engagement that consists of clinical and didactic components, independent study, community wellness workshops and screenings, and prevention education. This is a paid, full-time position with benefits. We accept one fellow each year.
The online application for the 2022–23 Performing Arts Physical Therapy Fellowship Program is now open. Once applicants create an account and enter their general information, they can select the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries' Postgraduate Performing Arts Physical Therapy Fellowship Program from a list of all available performing arts fellowships and complete the program-specific requirements.
Please contact us at 212-598-6054 or firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.