Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship
University of Guelph’s Health and Performance Centre

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:
o Provision of therapy services with the University of Guelph Varsity Athletics, including practical hours to meet Sport Physiotherapy Canada curriculum requirements.
o 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.
o Regular attendance and participation in educational and individual mentoring opportunities, research initiatives and interdisciplinary collaboration with health professionals from
the Health and Performance Centre which may qualify for mentoring hours to meet CPA Orthopaedic Division curriculum requirements.
• Consists of a paid salaried remuneration equal to 8 hrs/day, 40 hrs/week.
• Please note that provision of athlete care will require hours worked outside of regular clinical hours. This often will require the fellow to participate in fellowship activities on evenings and weekends which may include field coverage, team travel, and athlete care. Therefore, during peak times in the varsity calendar, hours can exceed 40 hours/week that the fellow is being paid. However, during less busy times during the varsity season, there are reductions in both field and clinic demand which offset the extra hours committed during the competitive season. During these slower times, the fellow will continue to receive the 40 hours of compensation. There is no overtime or in lieu time offered for hours beyond 40 hours/week, therefore the fellowship requires individuals to commit to and accordingly plan out scheduling that provides support to athletes that is both achievable and realistic.
• Has a timeframe of 7 to 9 months depending upon specific team and clinical demands

Fellowship Pre-Requisites
• Registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO)
• Valid professional liability insurance
• New graduates 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

How to Apply
Please email the following to blyons@uoguelph.ca by Friday April 29, 2022:
• 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