Sports PT Residency Program

The Michigan Medicine-MedSport Sports Physical Therapy Residency program is a developing program through the APTA and ABPTRFE that provides licensed physical therapists with a unique year of dedicated post graduate training in the specialty area of sports rehabilitation.


The Michigan Medicine-MedSport Sports Residency mission is to foster and develop aspiring sports rehabilitation practitioners into leaders in the sports medicine field, advanced clinicians, and future mentors. This residency will focus on case-based learning of sports diagnoses throughout the lifespan, evidence-based and patient-centered clinical reasoning, return to play decision making, sport specific biomechanics, and a wide breadth of rehabilitation experiences on the field, in the training room and in our clinics. 

Residents will train with senior clinical staff with emphasis on developing skills in clinical decision making, treatment strategies, and scholarly review of the latest evidence throughout the rehabilitative process.  

Clinical experience received will include post-operative rehabilitation, sport and orthopedic non-operative rehabilitation, return to sport assessment and training, on-site athletic event coverage, and concussion management.               

Residents will develop strong clinical practice skills by working closely with an experienced rehabilitation staff, as well as other allied health care practitioners from orthopedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, neurology, athletic training, radiology, and clinical research backgrounds. Our goal is to offer our residents experience and advanced training in all areas of care that MedSport has to offer. 

Our Teaching Programs

  • Weekly 1-on-1 Clinical Mentoring 
  • In person education, both lecture and lab based, focusing on all areas described in ABPTRFE’s Description of Residency Practice: Sports 
  • Monthly Staff Journal Club, In-service and lab-based educational opportunities 
  • Access to MedSport hosted continuing education courses 
  • Elective learning opportunities in sub-specialty practice areas 
  • Onsite Athletic and Event coverage opportunities 

Requirements for Applicants 

Admission in to the MedSport Sports Physical Therapy Residency program is highly competitive with limited spots available each year. Candidates are encouraged to have demonstrated a solid foundation in sport and orthopaedic rehabilitation background as part of their employment, graduate training, or prior experience. In addition to graduating from an accredited physical therapy program, candidates must be:  
  • A licensed Physical Therapist or be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Michigan prior to starting the residency program.  
  • New graduates should take the NBPT Exam no later than April in order to be eligible to start the program in July 
  • Possess one of the following prior to starting the program: A current ATC designation, a current license as an EMT or certification as an Emergency Responder 
  • Duration: 1 year  
  • Application Period: October-December (for upcoming year) 
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience 
  • Location: Michigan Medicine – MedSport Clinics 

Request information and send application materials to: 

Luke Voss, PT, DPT, OCS
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics 
MedSport Clinical Specialist 
MedSport Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program Director 
E-mail:[email protected]