Mercer University-Shepherd Center Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy
We are currently offering one residency position for the 2024-2025 training years. All application materials should be submitted via RF-PTCAS by February 1, 2024. Learn more about the application process.
Mercer University and Shepherd Center offer an advanced clinical training program in neurologic physical therapy. This 13-month residency is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) and provides advanced, intensive clinical education and training in the management of adults with the following neurologic disorders:
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Balance and vestibular disorders
- Other neuromuscular diseases
Clinical practice opportunities extend across the continuum of care, including Shepherd Center's intensive care unit, inpatient rehabilitation, day program services, and outpatient clinics.
Get to Know Shepherd Center
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital providing world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Recognized as both a Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.
Former Resident Testimonial
I am so thankful for the experiences I have gained through the Mercer University-Shepherd Center Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency. The lessons and memories have changed me both as a therapist and as a person. My didactic and clinical knowledge of neurologic diagnoses significantly grew over the 13-month program after having the opportunity to work full-time in both inpatient and outpatient patient programs. The mentorship provided, both directly from the clinical mentors and by surrounding staff, was invaluable in my development as a clinician.Andrew Teare-Ketter2019-2020 ResidentNeurologic Physical Therapy
Why Train at Shepherd Center
In more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown into a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 8,000 patients annually across our inpatient, outpatient, and day programs. Recognized as Model Systems for both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury, Shepherd is part of an elite group of hospitals driven to provide extraordinary care. Some things that make us a top training facility include:
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Mercer University-Shepherd Center Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program offers one residency position for the 2024-2025 training years.
Mercer University and Shepherd Center participate in the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS). Learn More About the Application Process.
Residents are paid for their clinical hours and are also eligible for benefits. There is tuition associated with the residency, which is $10,000, covering expenses associated with the didactic component of the program. Payment may be made monthly or quarterly and is specified in the signed residency agreement.
Our Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program offers a well-rounded curriculum designed to equip the resident with advanced clinical skills and expertise. The resident will engage in diverse learning opportunities throughout the program, combining hands-on clinical practice, mentorship, teaching, and self-directed study. Learn More About the Training Program.