Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency

Academic Medical Center Experience

The Orthopaedic Residency program will provide educational and clinical experiences in an academic health care system affiliated with a regional Level 1 trauma center, children's hospital, and over 80 outpatient facilities.


  • 12-months (July 1 - June 30)
  • 75% clinical workload
  • Salary with full benefits
  • No tuition fees

Educational experiences

  • One year adjunct faculty appointment in entry level DPT program
  • Residency didactic material taught in person by university faculty and experts in the field
  • Physician and specialist observation including orthopaedic surgeries
  • Attendance at AU Department of Orthopaedics grand rounds
  • Participation in Journal Clubs

Clinical Practice

Accreditation Information

*The Augusta University Orthopaedic Residency Program is in the candidacy phase of accreditation with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The application for candidacy status with ABPTRFE has been submitted. Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTRFE will grant initial accreditations. Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program.

Other educational programs offered by the Department of Physical Therapy:

CAPTE only evaluates entry-level DPT programs and does not accredit transitional DPT, post-professional degree programs, residency or fellowship programs. The residency programs offered by Augusta University are evaluated for accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. More information about the ABPTRFE and the accreditation status of any residency or fellowship program is available at their website

Contact Us

AU Orthopaedic PT Residency

Department of Physical Therapy

Program Director
Valerie Hogan, PT, DPT, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy



AU Health West Wheeler Practice
Program Coordinator
Jack "Ted" Hanson, PT
Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy