What is the AASPT Traveling Fellowship?
The AASPT Kevin Wilk Traveling Fellowship (TF) is a unique and exciting opportunity for an AASPT member in good standing to travel, work with, and learn from leaders in sports physical therapy.
The fellowship will allow a clinician to work side-by-side with some of the leaders in our field, observe operative surgeries for athletes of all ages, and learn through a didactic lead presentation and discussion from all of the host sites. Host physical therapists may be from many practice areas, including clinicians working in a hospital or private practices, those in collegiate and professional sports, research institutions, and professors of higher education.
This is a unique experience of a lifetime to get mentorship from some of our Academy’s greatest physical therapists!
Who is eligible for the TF?
The TF is open to any AASPT member in good standing.
How often can I apply for the TF?
As a member of SPTS in good standing you may apply for the SPTS TF as many times as you would like. However, at this time we will only allow participants to be chosen as a traveling fellow one time so that multiple members of our Academy will have the ability to participate in this incredible opportunity.
How many sites are covered during TF?
Each TF class will travel to three sites over the course of a 7-10 day time frame. Each site will have a host AASPT member who is regarded as a leader in the field of sports physical therapy. To help decrease the amount of time in route or traveling so that more time can be dedicated to education and professional experiences, each TF will have a regional aspect, including locations specific to that area of the United States. Generally these will be located geographically to the East, South, Midwest or Western part of United States.
How much does the TF cost me?
Funding is provided by AASPT and its corporate sponsors, therefore the TF will cost you nothing as long as guidelines are followed. There is, however, a non-refundable $50.00 application fee that will be required for complete application submission. Travel, lodging, food will be covered up to an appropriate amount with receipts and proper documentation.
How many fellows will travel at the same time?
Up to three fellows will be chosen for each class. These fellows will travel together and join in camaraderie during the fellowship.
Do I have responsibilities if selected as a traveling fellow?
Yes, you will be expected to present on a single topic of your choosing to educate your host. Additionally, you will be expected to give a short talk or presentation about your experience at the AASPT Team Concept Conference and at the TeamMates event at the Combined Sections Meeting following your fellowship.
How often will the TF be offered?
The TF will be offered twice annually. One fellowship will occur in the spring and another in the fall.
How will travel be coordinated?
Travel and accommodations will be coordinated through the AASPT office.