Training

The PT department provides education and clinical training experiences for physical therapy (PT) students, PT residents, graduate students and other health care professionals. Training activities take place at MMI and in the community. Faculty in the department teach entry-level pediatric and gait courses in the PT clinical doctorate program at UNMC. Staff also provide community based training in areas related to pediatric physical therapy and coordinate continuing education.

The department offers clinical education experiences with an emphasis in pediatrics for physical therapy students from a number of local and national schools. Our staff are credentialed through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to provide a quality clinical education experience. Please contact Emily Drew, our center coordinator for clinical education, if you have any questions about or interest in our program.

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Traineeship (LEND) is a program for currently enrolled PT students at UNMC who are interested in pediatric or leadership training in pediatrics. The curriculum is spread over the second and third years of PT school and offers an annual stipend to participants. If interested, contact Emily Drew or Nicole Sleddens for more information. The MMI PT resident also participates in LEND as a post-doctoral fellow for advanced leadership training in pediatrics.  

An American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education accredited pediatric clinical residency is offered at MMI. The one-year program runs from July 1 to June 30 and accepts one applicant annually. For more information about the residency, contact Sandra Willett, PT, MS, PCS, program director.

Graduate assistantships may also be available for students interested in research training within the field of physical therapy or rehabilitation. Potential students should review the research information on our department’s webpage for more information.