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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 March.
    Decision Notification: Applicants will be notified of the admissions committee’s decision by end of March

    Contact Information

    For more information or to request an appointment, contact

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