Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program

Samaritan Athletic Medicine building

Program Overview

Samaritan Athletic Medicine is home to our Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. Our state-of-the-art rehabilitation, sports performance and athletics facilities allow our staff and resident to serve Oregon State University, high-school and recreational athletes alike.

Our program is accredited through the American Board of Physical Therapy – Residency & Fellowship Education, and has a 100% resident graduation rate.

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Clinician wraps injured hand with tape.


Mentoring & Leadership 

Samaritan Athletic Medicine’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency program is one of the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. As a resident, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our expert faculty and benefit from their depth and breadth of specialty experience. Frequent collaboration with Oregon State Athletics is a cornerstone of our program. 



Physical therapy equipment at Samaritan Athletic Medicine

Preparing for Specialization

Our intensive 14-month residency program is targeted to train high-quality residents and prepare them for success on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examination in Sports Physical Therapy. Our program graduates have a 100% Sports Physical Therapy Board Certification pass rate.

Clinical mentoring takes place at Samaritan Athletic Medicine and Oregon State University’s athletic training facilities. 

Didactic material is comprised of comprehensive materials, labs, one-on-one mentoring, and presentations from the program’s highly trained faculty and sports medicine team.


Our Current Residents

Our residents are currently completing post-doctorate training as sports physical therapist residents to enhance their sports medicine skills and treatment. They see patients at Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center in Corvallis.

Dani Villaruz PT, DPT

Senior Resident
Dani Villaruz PT, DPT

Dani is from Los Angeles, California where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California. She loves the process of returning patients to activities they love and emphasizes injury prevention on top of rehabilitation. Dani prioritizes the whole patient, tailoring individualized rehabilitation programs based on her patient’s goals rather than solely focusing on their injuries. She wants to inspire others and be an impactful change in her patient’s lives so they can continue to be great at whatever they do.


Chase received his Doctor of Physical Therapy. He is completing a sports residency program at Samaritan Athletic Medicine.

Junior Resident
Chase Cole PT, DPT, CSCS

Chase received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western University of Health Sciences – Oregon. He is currently completing a sports residency program at Samaritan Athletic Medicine where he is specializing in athletic rehabilitation with an emphasis on exercise programming. Chase is dedicated to facilitating patient goals through individualized and compassionate care. He is passionate about collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure the highest quality of care for all patients. He is from Portland, Oregon and played collegiate football at Southern Oregon University.


Allyson Beck received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Junior Resident
Allyson Beck PT, DPT, LAT, ATC

Allyson is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is passionate about helping patients and athletes achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves through injury prevention and rehabilitation. Allyson strives to create a partnership with her patients to ensure that she addresses individuals as a whole and creates a meaningful, positive impact through her physical therapy practice.    


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