Program Curriculum

Clinical Practice

  • 28 hours per week
  • 40 – 50% sports population

Areas of Concentration

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle

Clinical Mentoring
Expert One-on-One training with:

  • Board Certified Specialists
  • PhDs
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Sports Medicine Physicians

Focused Specialties:

  • Critical Inquiry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Lower Extremity
  • Upper Extremity

Didactic Coursework

  • 2 hours per week
  • Weekly journal clubs to integrate current literature
  • Anatomy/surgical labs
  • Emergency Response Course and SCS exam review course included in curriculum

Specialty Practice Observation
Time spent each week observing the Upstate’s top
orthopedists and sports medicine physicians in a
variety of settings:

  • Clinical practice
  • Acute injury clinic
  • Surgery
  • On field coverage

Sports Specialist Training
Affiliation with:

  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • North Greenville University
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas
  • A large athletic training network with over 60 trainers covering 50 local high/middle schools
  • Acceleration Sports Institute

Clinical Investigation

The Orthopedic Research Foundation of the Carolinas along with Proaxis Therapy will provide a platform for university coordinated research with private funding. Each resident will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical trials and injury risk studies related to the throwingathlete and patients following ACL reconstruction.

Application Process:

Interviews will be conducted tentatively on April 15, 2012.

Start date: August 27, 2012 – End Date: September 27, 2013.
Completed applications must be submitted no later than February 17, 2012 to:

Brad Eggebraaten PT, SCS, ATC
Director of Sports Residency Program
200 Patewood Drive, STE C150
Greenville, SC  29615

Benefits include a competitive salary and full health/dental package.