HPC Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship Program

Train with the best, become the best - Join the HPC Fellowship Program!

Looking to advance your skills in orthopaedic and sport physiotherapy? Join our HPC Fellowship Program at the University of Guelph! Our comprehensive learning experience and practical approach to athlete care will help you become a leader in the field.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 


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


  • 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:
    • Provision of therapy services with the University of Guelph Varsity Athletics, including practical hours to meet Sport Physiotherapy Canada curriculum requirements.
    • 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, 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 combined salary and hourly remuneration roughly 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, including 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.
  • The Fellowship position is seven-nine months depending upon the specific team, clinical demands and when the Fellow receives their provisional license (when applicable).


  • 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:

Email the following to Craig Dixon, Interim Head Physiotherapist, HPC, at cdixon07@uoguelph.ca:

  • Introduction letter (1-page max outlining why you want to participate in the program, your experience that prepares you to excel in the program, and your career goals)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Two references (one of which must be from a Regulated Health Practitioner with whom you have worked/been supervised)
  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

For More Information:

(519) 767-5011