Medical Education

Recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a candidate program, the Carolinas HealthCare System/Wingate University Neurologic Physical Therapy program trains physical therapists in advanced neurologic physical therapy care.

About the Program

Residents in the full-time, one-year program provide patient care 32 hours per week, including four hours with a clinical mentor. Residents are employed by Carolinas HealthCare System and get a program- adjusted salary that includes a full benefits package.

Residents engage in didactic studies, lab sessions and directed learning activities with Wingate University Department of Physical Therapy faculty. The curriculum integrates scientific concepts that enhance patient examination, clinical decision-making, medical management and advanced treatment skills.

The didactic component of the program provides instruction in relevant basic sciences, motor learning and motor control, pharmacology, imaging, differential diagnosis, outcome measures, critical inquiry, and the evidence-based process of neurological rehabilitation across the patient-client management model.


Completion of this program will prepare you for:

  • Advanced neurologic physical therapy practice
  • ABPTS Neurologic Clinical Specialist examination
  • Efficient and effective patient management
  • Application of evidence-based practices

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate of a CAPTE-accredited PT program with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree or completion of a post-professional DPT
  • Active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and of the Neurology Section
  • Recent graduates interested in neurologic physical therapy can apply. Post-entry level clinical experience in neurology preferred
  • Must be eligible to practice physical therapy within Carolinas HealthCare System
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy license
  • CPR certification

Application Portal

  • Our web-based application allows potential residents to apply to multiple programs. Apply at
  • Applications must be submitted by June 30th with notification of acceptance by September 1st


 All applicants are required to complete an on-site or a video interview.


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