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Our Residency Programs

Our Mission and Goals

At Duke, we pride ourselves in our highly skilled team of physical therapists and occupational therapists. In order to continue to strive for excellence in patient care and leadership within the health system, we have several physical therapy residency training programs to further this cause among developing clinicians.

The mission of our physical therapy residency programs is to develop clinicians who by virtue of their critical thinking skills and clinical expertise are able to provide excellent care for their patients while also being leaders at all levels of the health system.

The primary aim of our residency programs is to give our residents the expertise needed to be experts in their field. Beyond that, we also want to provide them the tools to successfully pass their respective board specialty exams.

Residencies We Offer at Duke

Click below to learn more about the different residencies we offer!


Anyone with a strong desire to further your physical therapy skills and specialize in one of the above areas should apply.

How to Apply

Applications open October 1st, 2023. Interested individuals can fill out an application via RF-PTCAS to apply.  All applications for the 2024 – 2025 residency are due by December 1, 2023.


Interviews will occur in Durham, NC on January 26th, 2024. 

Orientation / Program start

Beginning of August.

Minimum applicant requirements

All Candidates: Eligible for NC licensure / hospital credentialing by mid-July (will consider candidates taking July NPTE with any offers contingent on passing the exam).

Sports Residency: By the start date, residents must have a current certification in Basic Life Support as well as Emergency Medical Response (EMR) or Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA).

Women’s Health Residency: Completion of a Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation course (Level 1 at minimum) is required.

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