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POSITION:  Unpaid Intern/Resident Physical Therapist

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  College of Health Professions/Physical Therapy

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Professor of Physical Therapy

LOCATION:  Hardin-Simmons University


CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Marsha Rutland at or 325-670-1337.

SUMMARY/SCOPE: This unpaid intern/resident position will assist in teaching first and second year HSU DPT students and providing care at the HSU pro-bono PT clinic.

This is an unpaid intern position at Hardin-Simmons University, however the individual(s) selected will be paid by Hendrick Medical Center and West Texas Rehabilitation Center (WTRC). This intern will work 8 hours per week at HSU as the resident is going through residency training of 32 hours/ week at Hendrick Medical Center and West Texas Rehabilitation Center (WTRC).

Part of the residency program requires that the unpaid intern assist with teaching at Hardin-Simmons University. The residency program is a one-year commitment to Hendrick Medical Center, West Texas Rehabilitation Center (WTRC) and Hardin-Simmons University with completion after 12 months in the program.


Assist as Teaching Assistant in Kinesiology, Anatomy, Musculoskeletal I and II, and provide pro-bono services in the HSU PT Campus Clinic.


PT, MPT, or DPT; graduate of an accredited PT program.


Holds a current PT licensure in the state of Texas.  Must have current CPR/BLS certification. Must be a member of APTA, orthopedic section and TPTA.


Medium requirements of lifting is “up to 50 pounds” on occasionand other ADA demands of a physical therapist.


Mostly inside airconditioned building (90% of time).


No felony convictions or other legal issues that would prevent the candidate from practicing PT and is in good standing with the Texas PT board.

Additional Requirements to Apply: Applicant will need to submit CV/Resume, 2 recommendations letters (1 from faculty, 1 from CI or professional colleague), and 1 page summary as to why you are interested in this position.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.