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Sports Physical Therapy Residency

We’re proud to offer one of the longest running Sports Physical Therapy residencies designed to get athletes back in the game. Our year-long program focuses on mentored experiences in injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance enhancement to prepare you to practice in any clinical or academic setting.

How to apply


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Our dynamic residency blends clinical practice with didactic educational opportunities. You’ll provide event coverage in athletic training rooms, and we’ll support your learning experience with one-on-one clinical mentoring. The program has a 100% program completion rate and a 100% pass rate for graduates who sat for and completed their board certification as Sports Physical Therapy Specialists (SCS). We hold accreditation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Sideline event coverage

Gundersen Sports Medicine is a regional based sports medicine practice that provides full-time athletic training services for 8 high schools, a NAIA university, a technical college, plus contracted game coverage for more than 25 area schools. We partner with the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse’s Physical Therapy program and the University of South Dakota’s departments of Physical Therapy and Athletics for additional experiences.

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We offer paid medical premiums, funds for educational experiences and more benefits to support you during your residency.

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Resident life at Gundersen

We’re focused on your professional development – and your personal growth and wellness. We support our residents through the physically, emotionally and intellectually challenging residency period so you retain your compassion for patients and passion for medicine. Some of the ways we encourage work-life balance and resident well-being is by:

  • Offering affordable resident housing just steps from our flagship medical center in La Crosse  
  • Building in time for personal wellness and engaging resident team-building activities   
  • Supporting volunteerism and outreach to help you – and our communities – thrive 

Sports Physical Therapy Residency introduction

Why Gundersen

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Call La Crosse Home

We have it all in La Crosse, Wis. Our vibrant city and region support your dream lifestyle with a welcoming community, culture and outdoor adventure.

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Steps from our flagship medical center in La Crosse, our housing options allow you to enjoy the company of your family and the comradery of your colleagues.

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Prioritizing Your Wellness

As you learn how to become the clinician you aspire to be, we’ll provide space to prioritize your mind and body wellness, and reach the work-life balance you need.

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We are here to answer your questions. 

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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