Ready to apply?

Don’t worry, we’ll make this easy.

Interested in visiting the Faculty Practice and Sports Residency prior to applying? Reach out to our program director, Dr. Matt Gauthier,  (312) 355-1465, to discuss an opportunity to visit our practice in-person.

Admission criteria

  • License to practice physical therapy in the State of Illinois. If you’re licensed in another state or country, you can apply but you may not begin the program until you receive your Illinois license.

Two Separate Applications

2 Separate Applications

All Residency Candidates: RF-PTCAS applications are due December 15

All Residency Candidates who are invited for an in-person interview: UIC Supplemental application due January 15th

The residency program begins August 1.


Official UIC application

If selected for an in-person interview, you will need to submit your application online via the UIC Website by January 15th —just follow the instructions listed there.  Select “Physical Therapy Post-Professional Residency – Campus Certificate ” from the list of available certificates. There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants.

Make sure to include your DPT cumulative GPA, special awards or recognition, and service learning activities.

You don’t have to enter and submit all application information in one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to. You can also return to the system checklist as often as you like to see what materials have been uploaded and verified as received.

RF-PTCAS application

Submit your RF-PTCAS application online via the RF-PTCAS website by December 15.

You don’t have to enter and submit all RF-PTCAS application information in one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to.

After you apply

You’ve applied and submitted your application. Now what?

In-person interview

All applicant finalists will be invited to an in-person interview on a date to be determined.

When you'll hear from us

You’ll receive a decision from us within a week of interviewing.

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Do you have questions about the application process that we haven’t answered? Contact Dr. Matt Gauthier for help.

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