Pediatric Residency

Education > Pediatric Residency

Why Choose St. Luke’s 

  • Experiential learning consisting of diverse observational and interactive learning experiences throughout the St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh Valley community
  • Evidence-based, personalized approach to a variety of pediatric diagnoses in small multidisciplinary outpatient clinics 
  • 1:1 Mentoring with experienced pediatric physical therapists
  • Opportunities to participate in research, teaching, and mentoring at local universities 
  • Involvement in advocacy, leadership, and community activities
  • Full time benefits and competitive salary
  • Access to outdoor activities and vibrant night life that the Lehigh Valley offers

Our Mission:

To promote and enhance the profession of pediatric physical therapy by producing pediatric specialists that deliver the highest quality, family-centered care to help patients and families live more  fulfilling lives and become the providers of choice in the communities we serve.​

Program Goals:

  • Provide residents with high quality experiences and exposure to a wide variety of pediatric conditions
  • Prepare residents to be ambassadors for physical therapy through 1:1 mentoring, teaching, marketing, and interprofessional collaboration across the continuum of care
  • Educate residents to use evidence-based approaches to pediatric physical therapy include residents as valuable members of our interdisciplinary teams
  • Prepare residents to take the ABPTS Pediatric Specialty Exam 


  • 8 Pediatric Outpatient Clinics 
  • Aquatic Therapy 
  • Early Intervention 
  • Inpatient, NICU, and local school experiences 

ABPTRFE has granted St. Lukes University Health Network Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency candidacy status. Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTRFE will grant initial accreditation. Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program.