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Rehabilitation Residencies for Allied Healthcare Professionals Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency

Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency

NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers an Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency for clinicians who want to advance their practice of physical therapy in the acute care environment. The one-year residency program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

The Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency’s comprehensive curriculum and its teaching and research opportunities are designed to prepare you to provide advanced acute care to patients admitted to the hospital for illness, surgery, or recovery from trauma. The residency program advances your clinical development so you can administer evidence-based and patient-centered physical therapy services.

Acute Care Physical Therapy Training

The residency program’s didactic component is provided primarily online. The concepts covered in didactic learning are reinforced in the program’s clinical component, which gives residents hands-on experience.

Residents complete an 11-month clinical rotation at NYU Langone’s Kimmel Pavilion, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, and Tisch Hospital, and then a 1-month rotation at Rusk Rehabilitation’s acute care facilities at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital.

Teaching and Research Opportunities

Residents have a number of opportunities to advance their teaching skills by delivering lectures to practicing professionals, graduate students, and members of the community. Residents also contribute to research through participation in ongoing physical therapy clinical research and quality improvement projects.

Residency Timeline and Application Process

We accept one resident per year into our Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency. All applications must be submitted between February 1 and March 15 through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS).

We invite top applicants to an on-site interview, which is scheduled between March 15 and April 15. All applicants who have received an invitation must participate in the on-site interview to be considered for admission to the program.

Applicants are notified of our decision during the last week of April.

Residents begin the program’s didactic portion online in June. They begin the on-site clinical portion on or after September 1 and complete it on or before August 31 of the following year.

Learn more about our residency statistics.

Contact Us

For more information about the Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency, please contact Angela Stolfi, PT, DPT, residency program director, at, or Helen Chae, PT, DPT, GCS, residency program coordinator, at