Memorial Hermann Health System is the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas. With 17* hospitals, over 6,700 affiliated physicians and numerous specialty programs, Memorial Hermann is focused on advancing the health of the communities we serve.

Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute offers advanced practitioners the opportunity to complete a Sports Fellowship in Division 1 athletics through its partnership with the University of Houston and Texas A&M University. Applicants are required to have graduated residency or already have an advanced certification through the APTA (OCS or SCS). The program affords fellows with a unique immersion into the field of Division 1 athletics through an experiential-based learning model. This allows for access to unique learning opportunities, with over 150 hours of one-on-one clinical mentorship with board-certified and fellowship-trained clinicians. Fellows will navigate through the program in 10 months, beginning in June/July of each year and finishing in May. Applications are open on an annual basis in the fall/winter. Please apply through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS). For more information on the application process please visit the ABPTRFE directory of programs.

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Unrivaled Opportunities

Located in the world’s largest medical center, and its surrounding areas, the opportunities for learning are vast. With collaboration from both D1 college athletics sports medicine teams and Memorial Hermann’s top-quality sports medicine clinicians, there is never a shortage of unique experiences.

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Top-Quality Mentorship

Our program prides itself on developing leaders in the field of physical therapy. Our mentors invest heavily into the fellows’ academic, professional and personal growth. The depth of experience in residency and fellowship training means each fellow receives a personalized experience focused around achieving their goals through mentorship from top orthopedic and sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers and strength coaches.

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In-Depth Curriculum

Our curriculum is continuously tuned to provide the most up-to-date evidence-based practice. The curriculum is designed to not only prepare the residents for passing their specialty exam but keep them at the forefront of an ever-evolving field.

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*Memorial Hermann Health System owns and operates 14 hospitals and has joint ventures with three other hospital facilities.

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