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Job Summary

The Brighton Center for Specialty Care is the newest University of Michigan Ambulatory Care facility dedicated to providing high quality health care services for adults and children. The 2-story facility opened in 2018 and is located at 7500 Challis Rd. Brighton, MI. We are actively seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-oriented individuals who will share in the goal of creating the ideal experience for our patients, families and employees.

Why join the BCSC Physical Therapy Team?

We work closely with patients to create a personalized therapy program that will maximize the highest level of function with the best possible outcome.  You will work collaboratively with a team of  Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, PT Assistants, and other health care professions to determine the best clinical approach for treatment. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to conduct special projects/in-services and participate in training and teaching of athletic training students. 

What perks and benefits can you look forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Generous PTO program
  • State of the art technology and equipment
  • Opportunities to conduct research
  • Supervising and preceptorship opportunities

Basic Function and Responsibility:

  • To recognize, evaluate, screen and treat orthopaedic and sport disabilities and injuries; to provide emergency medical care, and to develop or restore function through therapeutic treatments as prescribed or directed by a physician. 

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


  • Deliver direct patient care with a team approach in conjunction with a physician, physical therapist and assistive personnel.
  • Apply strapping, bandaging, or bracing designed to prevent or protect athletes against injury.
  • Administer therapeutic techniques and modalities such as ultrasound, electrostimulation, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, as well as active, passive, and assistive exercises.
  • Perform preliminary evaluations, screen injuries and refer individuals to physicians.
  • Assist in development of rehabilitation programs with physical therapist.
  • Administer first aid to injured athletes.
  • Assist in development of conditioning programs.
  • Assist in development and implementation of training menus and diets.
  • Assist in training of students who are in the athletic training intern program.
  • Process patient care orders using the electronic ordering system may be required in certain areas.
  • Supervision is received from the coordinator of athletic training, athletic training supervisor, clinic rehabilitation supervisor, team physician, medical director or other designated official.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Post Baccalaureate Degree in Athletic Training or related health field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association is necessary.
  • This classification requires primary source verification.
  • This position requires extensive standing/walking, as well as lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring of patients.

Work Locations

Brighton Center for Specialty Care will be the primary work site for clinic coverage, with outreach athletic training coverage to be provided at Whitmore Lake High School.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.