Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy


Accelerate your professional development by participating in the Jefferson Magee Rehabilitation Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program.  Join our Neurologic team to work in a stimulating environment as you gain advanced knowledge and skills in Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Residency Structure:

  • 15 month program (to be completed in a maximum of 18 months).
  • 20 hours of residency activities including 1:1 mentorship in the clinic, didactic educational experiences and observation in specialty areas of neurological physical therapy and neurologic medicine.
  • Exposure to the entire continuum of neurologic patient care including neuro intensive care units, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, day hospital, and outpatient services.
  • Opportunity to work in one of the nation’s 16 Model Spinal Cord Injury Centers with access to cutting edge technology and clinical expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
  • Exposure to specialized areas including:  complex respiratory care, assistive technology, seating and wheeled mobility, manual and robotic locomotor training
  • Mentorship from specialized therapists with diverse backgrounds and experience in neurologic physical therapy.
  • Opportunity to be employed by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital or Magee Rehabilitation Hospital on a part-time basis with a benefit package consistent with hours worked.

Application Process:

  • Applications are accepted throughout the year, but are DUE by March 15th.
  • Interviews are conducted in April with applicants being notified of acceptance by May 15th.
  • The residency program begins with the online curriculum in June 2017. On-site orientation begins in September 2017.  .

For Application Information:

Please contact: 

Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS
Physical Therapy Program Director
901 Walnut Street
PT Department, Room 522
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-955-1996

Dana Cardona
Administrative Assistant
901 Walnut Street
PT Department, Room 509
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-503-6019

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the research requirements?

There are no research requirements, but residents may have an opportunity to participate in ongoing projects.

Could you tell me a little more about the curriculum?

The curriculum is based on the web based Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium. This is supplemented with onsite  course work.

Will residents have more than one mentor throughout the program?Heading

Yes, residents will have more than one mentor to facilitate and develop their clinical knowledge and skills.

Will residents work at more than one facility?

Each applicant will be interviewed at the time of application to the residency program with the opportunity to be employed at Jefferson University Hospital or Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Residents will be assigned to one location for employment but will have residency experiences at both locations.

How do I apply to the program?

All residents are required to apply through the centralized application service RF-PTCAS that can be found at