Women’s Health PT Residency
Gain clinical experience focused on one-to-one clinical mentorship and advanced didactic instruction from expert faculty in the women’s health PT residency.
You’ll develop expertise in the practice of women’s health through evidence-based care and through an outstanding curriculum that is based on the most current Description of Residency Practice (DRP) in women’s health.
The program is a partnership with Creighton Therapy and Wellness and Creighton University’s Department of Physical Therapy
Women’s Health Residency Program Details
- Resident year is August 1–July 31.
- Resident is a Creighton University employee and receives full-time benefits through Creighton University.
- Residents average 30 hours per week of clinical practice and 12–14 hours of experience that include teaching, labs, didactic training and a common curriculum with other residency (PT and OT) programs.
- Professional licensure in the state of Nebraska is required.
First-time Pass Rates on the WCS Exam
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* No residents sat for the 2022 exam due to resident deferral the previous year
Women's Health Residency Completion Rate
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* Number of residents retained for the entire residency program out of the number of available positions
# Number of residents successfully completing all program requirements
+ 2021 residents deferred due to COVID-19 pandemic
Women’s Health Program Outcomes
- Identify and discuss foundational, behavioral, and clinical sciences and critical inquiry principles related to advanced clinical practice.
- Demonstrate “proficient” clinical reasoning skills necessary for advanced clinical practice.
- Demonstrate accurate performance of all elements of the patient management model (examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and outcomes) in an outpatient setting related to advanced women’s health practice.
- Successfully complete, with a passing score, 2 live patient practical examinations and one written examination during the residency.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the Women’s Health Specialty Exam.
- Provide effective teaching/communication to patients, peers, and students.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors and leadership related to service to the community and profession at a local and national level.
Mission and Goals
The mission is to develop graduates who will advance women’s health physical therapy practice through demonstration of excellent clinical reasoning and clinical teaching skills, dedication to patient advocacy and service, and leadership in the profession. Program faculty, mentors, and residents will excel in managing the uncertainty and complexity of clinical practice, utilizing technology to advance patient care, and demonstrating clinical innovation in practice. The program prepares its graduates to become recognized specialists and leaders in women’s health physical therapy practice.
The program will become a nationally recognized leader in women’s health physical therapy residency education by:
- providing an innovative curriculum emphasizing clinical reasoning, excellence in teaching, and advanced knowledge and skills in women’s health physical therapy practice.
- exemplifying excellence in clinical practice across the breadth of women’s health physical therapy--integrating innovation, technology, and managing uncertainty and complexity to enhance patient participation.
- ensuring that program faculty, mentors, and residents are engaged in patient advocacy and service activities to meet the needs of society.
- preparing residents to attain ABPTS certification in Women’s Health Physical Therapy
- the program will demonstrate sustainability and maintain credentialing from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education for the Women's health residency
- facilitate the resident’s ability to integrate foundational science, learning and developmental theory, and evidence-based clinical practice in women's health through structured academic and clinical experiences
Sample Weekly Schedule
Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Inspired by the Catholic and Jesuit tradition, our community believes that each human being is a profound gift from God, deserving of both dignity and opportunity. We thus seek to acknowledge and celebrate diversity at Creighton—building the spaces and relationships required for every person to thrive. All physical therapist residents are treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
Kari Bargstadt-Wilson, PT, MPT, CSCS
Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health
Physical Therapy Residency Coordinator
Creighton Therapy & Wellness
17055 Frances St. Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68130
ABPTRFE Accredited Program
The Creighton University & Creighton Therapy and Wellness Women’s Health Residency Program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in women’s health.