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  • Photo 3Admissions Requirements

    Prerequisites
    Graduates of APTA-accredited entry-level programs in Physical Therapy may apply for the program. Residents must be eligible for and obtain licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of California at or near the beginning of their residency program.

    Desirable Qualities
    Desirable qualities in an applicant include a strong potential as a leader, desire to advance clinical knowledge, skills and abilities; demonstrated clinical aptitude and/or potential; strong communication skills; and evidence of initiative and self-responsibility.

    Admission Decisions
    Decisions on residents will be made collaboratively with a representative from BKN&PT, Physical Therapy and the CA-LEND Program at CHLA.

     Application Procedures

    Please go to the following website. Make sure to indicate you are applying to the USC pediatric Physical Therapy Residency
    https://portal.rfptcas.org/

    The deadline for receipt of all required documents is February 1 of each year.
    If the applicant qualifies for an interview, these will be conducted in early April.
    Decision Notification: Applicants will be notified of the admissions committee’s decision by early-May

    Contact Information

    For more information or to request an appointment, contact

    Linda Fetters, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Director, Pediatric Residency Program: fetters@usc.edu