The curriculum for the residency program includes training in the management of patients with a wide variety of neurologic conditions as guided by the APTA’s Description of Specialty Practice. However, the MUSC program also includes topics designed to improve all aspects of being a therapist, including neuroplasticity and motor learning, movement analysis, statistical interpretation, business management, professionalism, cultural competency, and teaching and learning theory. As educating peers is paramount to being a leader in the profession, all residents produce several written analysis projects and also teach at least one content module.

Focused weekends occur in Charleston four times per year to address the following topics:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Movement Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury / Vestibular Disorders

The curriculum totals approximately 300 hours of didactic training including live classroom experiences in Charleston, virtual classroom experiences, and recorded lectures in addition to a minimum of 150 1:1 hours of mentoring.