Residency Program

Our 12 month immersive Sports Physical Therapy program will prepare you to assess and treat active individuals ranging from youth sports through the collegiate and professional levels. The mentorship provided in this program will give you the confidence and tools to competently evaluate and manage acute sports-related injuries, understand the appropriate treatment progression through the various phases of rehabilitation, and perform return to sport testing to return an individual to the desired level of physical activity. 


- 40 hours of patient-care per week

- SJSU training room twice a week

- Weekly didactic lectures with the O’Connor Sports Medicine fellowship program

- Participation in monthly journal clubs

- Monthly independent learning modules and reading assignments 

- Weekend sports coverage and continuing education courses

Sports experience with the following local partners:

- Wilcox High School

- Willow Glen High School

- Santa Clara High School

- San Jose State University

- West Valley College

- San Jose Sharks

- San Francisco 49er

Application requirements:

- Graduate from an accredited physical therapy program

- Current California PT license

- 3 letters of recommendation

- Curriculum vitae and list of completed continuing education courses

- Proof of completion for CPR certification

- Proof of completion for Emergency Medical Responder or Emergency Response for the Athlete courses OR ATC certification

Applications are due January 1, 2022. Please email all aforementioned application materials to Ross Nakaji at 

For more information about our current schedule or learn about future events, please contact one of our offices. 

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Los Gatos
16615 Lark Ave #101

Los Gatos, CA 95032

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Morgan Hill
17705 Hale Ave, Building H, Suite 6 

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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15350 Barranca Pkwy, Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92618

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