Placement & Fellowship Opportunities

Rehabilitation Medicine

The Glen Sather Clinic offers six-week placements to physical therapy students in either year of their program.

The student will be placed with one primary clinical instructor working within the clinic during their CI’s regular clinic hours. This could range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to be involved with multidisciplinary clinics that currently operate in the clinic, including the ACL Clinic, Acute Knee Clinic, Functional Knee Injury Clinic, Shoulder Clinic. These clinics offer an opportunity for students to work alongside physical therapist, sports medicine physicians, and orthopedic surgeons.

In addition the clinic holds regular educational rounds students can attend as well as opportunities to shadow with a certified orthotist and strength and conditioning specialists at the Alberta Sport Development Centre. 

Physical Therapy Residency Program

General Program Information 

The Glen Sather University of Alberta Sports Medicine Clinic is offering a Physical Therapy Residency Program for the new graduate physical therapist. The program has been developed to enhance learning in the area of musculoskeletal physical therapy. The experience will offer mentorship, learning and experience to help the new graduate develop clinical reasoning, skills and professionalism in order to facilitate the transition from student to independent physical therapist. 

Program Benefits 

●      1:1 mentorship from experienced musculoskeletal physical therapists

●      Graded integration into independent musculoskeletal practice

●      Opportunity to be involved in interdisciplinary teams to enhance patient care

●      Assistance with preparing for physiotherapy competency exam – clinical component.

●      Financial support provided as the clinician develops an independent case load.

●      Opportunity to gain experience and develop confidence in patient history taking, assessment, treatment planning and communication.


 Program Details

Start date: January 4, 2016

Length of Residency: 6 months

**The application deadline for 2016 has now passed. Please check back in Fall 2016 to apply for 2017.**


Application Form


Application Requirements

1.     Physical Therapy graduate from an accredited program within Canada

2.     Successful completion of the written component of the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam

3.     Registered with Physiotherapy Alberta – College and Association as a Physical Therapist or a Physical Therapist Intern

4.     If the individual has not successfully completed the practical component of the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency exam, applicant must be registered for the next session of the exam.

5.     Letter of intent outlining goals for the period of the Residency.

6.     Proof of current Healthcare Provider CPR (CPR-HCP C) and First Aid.

7.     Letter of recommendation from a recent clinical instructor attesting to the clinical skill of the applicant.