Sports Physical Therapy Residency

One benefit of our program is the high caliber of the talent we admit to our residency program. Residents also learn from one another, which enhances their experience at Ohio State. We’re pleased to introduce you to our Sports Physical Therapy Residents.


Jennifer Fath

Jennifer Fath completed her bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine at the University of the Pacific in 2011. While at Pacific, she competed as a Division I athlete on the women’s basketball team. Prior to completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, Jennifer served as a graduate assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Texas-Pan American during the 2011-2012 season while completing her Master of Science degree in kinesiology. She earned her DPT degree from Angelo State University in 2016 and was awarded the Outstanding Service Award upon graduation. Jennifer is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, the Functional Movement Screen and Y-Balance testing.


Kaitlyn Schlueter, PT, DPT, CSCS

Kaitlyn (Katie) received her Bachelor of Science in exercise biology from the University of California, Davis in 2012. While at UC Davis, Katie competed in Division I women’s water polo. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Duke University in May 2016. Katie is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and as a Level I Certified Disability Sport Specialist. Her interests include manual therapy, injury prevention, return-to-sport and performance enhancement across the lifespan, with a special interest in adaptive athletes.


Matt Longfellow

Matt Longfellow completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at The Ohio State University in 2010 followed by his doctorate of physical therapy degree at Ohio State in 2015. Matt has experience as a strength coach, having completed internships at D1 Sports Training and Donskov Strength and Conditioning in Columbus.


Matthew Lopez, PT, DPT

Matt Lopez received his Bachelor of Science in 2007 from the University of Notre Dame. Later, he completed his doctor of physical therapy degree from Regis University in Denver. He served as president of his Regis DPT Class. Matt is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and served as vice president of the Colorado Student Special Interest Group.


Mitch Therriault, PT, DPT, CSCS

Mitch completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology at the University of Dayton in 2013, where he was awarded the James M. Landis Memorial Award of Excellence. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at Duke University in May 2016. During his time at Duke, Mitch gained experience in sports physical therapy with a clinical rotation at Duke Sports Medicine and through internships with the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and Team USA at the World University Games. Mitch has also completed internships with University of Dayton Strength and Conditioning and Donskov Strength and Conditioning in Columbus. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Emergency Medical Responder.

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