Eligibility & Application

Minimum Eligibility
To be considered for admission to the Houston Methodist Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, applicants must fulfill certain requirements:
  • Graduate of entry-level American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-accredited physical therapy (PT) program
  • Hold a current Texas PT license
  • CPR/first aid-certified 
  • Emergency Response Certification or ATC/L (sports residency applicants only) 
  • Membership in the APTA is highly recommended

Application Process

All applicants will be interviewed onsite by the Admission Committee prior to their final decision. The Admission Committee makes their selection of residents through consideration of all components of the resident’s application package.

Residents likely to be accepted to the program display good knowledge of the purpose of residency programs as they relate to the visions of the APTA; show evidence of commitment to completing the program; have the desire to learn and continue skill development after the residency through education and mentorship; possess effective communication skills and professionalism; show evidence of being a team player and a leader; and can exemplify Houston Methodist’s I CARE values, which include integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.

Employment Benefits
As full-time employees of Houston Methodist, residents will receive a very competitive residency salary and will be eligible for benefits:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible spending account
  • Short/long-term disability
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement

Contact Us

For more information on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Physical Therapy Residency Programs, please contact:

Kristine Neelon, Supervisor of Physical Therapy Residency Programs at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital