Fellowship Overview
The objective of this Fellowship is to offer a comprehensive learning experience and advance the practical skills of the participants to develop leaders in both sport and orthopaedic physiotherapy. Our Health and Performance Centre team collaboratively works using an evidence-based model to promote health, implement strategies of prevention and assist in the achievement of personal performance in both athletes and active individuals at the University of Guelph and within the community in Guelph, Ontario.

Fellowship Components
• Occurs during the University of Guelph’s fall and winter semesters
• Requires approximately 40 hours/week of combined education/mentoring, clinical work and sports coverage consisting of:
• Assistance with preseason evaluation and baseline testing of varsity athletes in coordination with the Varsity Integrated Support Team (IST)
• Provision of therapy services and return to play procedures with the University of Guelph Varsity Athletics, including practical hours to meet Sport Physiotherapy Canada curriculum requirements
• Field of play support at home games for specific varsity teams including pre-game preparation, taping, first responder coverage, management •f injuries during game and post-competition care
• Provision of clinical physiotherapy services to an active and athletic population using an evidence-based approach at the University of Guelph’s Health and Performance Centre
• Regular attendance and participation in educational and individual mentoring opportunities, IST and Athletics meetings, research initiatives and interdisciplinary collaboration with health professionals from the University of Guelph’s Health and Performance Centre and Department of Athletics which may qualify for mentoring hours to meet CPA Orthopaedic Division curriculum requirements
• Potential opportunities to attend OUA and USport championships as a health team member
• Consists of a paid hourly remuneration
• Has a timeframe of 7 to 9 months depending upon specific team and clinical demands

Fellowship Pre-Requisites
• Eligible for licensing as a Registered Physiotherapist for Independent Practice or Provisional Practice with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO)
• Valid professional liability insurance
• Successful completion of the Written Component (Qualifying Exam) and registration or completion of the Clinical Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE)
• New and graduating physiotherapists are welcome to apply, however priority will be given to Registered Physiotherapists who have at least 2 years’ experience and have successfully completed the CPA Orthopaedic Division’s Level 2 or higher
• Membership in both the Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy Divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
• Sport First Responder certification (Canadian Red Cross or St. John Ambulance)

How to Apply
Please email the following to blyons@uoguelph.ca by Friday May 28, 2021:
• Introduction letter
• Current Curriculum Vitae
• 3 letters of reference (one of which must be from a Regulated Health Practitioner with whom you have worked/been supervised)

For Further Information Contact
Brett Lyons
Manager of Physiotherapy Services
Email: blyons@uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 767-5011