Minor League Physical Therapist

Houston Astros

Minor League Physical Therapist

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Department: Sports Medicine and Performance

Reports to: Minor League Medical Coordinator and Minor League Rehab Coordinator

Classification: Full Time/Exempt

Please note, as a condition of employment, COVID-19 vaccination (at least the initiation of the process) is required prior to start date. Accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be considered.

Please apply at the following link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/HOU1000/JobBoard/e68ddd55-8f58-ba9d-0b3a-76742aed1055/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=e9711b5b-a104-476c-905b-bca97bba2367


The Houston Astros are seeking an individual to serve as Minor League Physical Therapist. This position will require daily interaction with field staff, team physicians, Minor League Medical Coordinator, Minor League Rehab Coordinator, as well as other staff and front office members in addition to the daily player care responsibilities. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, Spring Training in West Palm Beach, Florida as well as providing rehab care to injured athletes throughout the minor league season. The individual would be required to relocate to West Palm Beach, Florida and would be expected to continue appropriate player care throughout the offseason.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that consistent rehab standards and philosophy are maintained for the Houston Astros Sports Medicine & Performance Team (SM&P Staff) across the entire organization
  • Collaborate with organization’s athletic trainers, team physicians, strength and conditioning coaches, mental skills coaches, sport scientists, dieticians, front office, and player development staff to care for athletes and implement organizational programs
  • Assist with injury prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of non-40-Man Players
  • Communicate injury and rehab updates to Minor League Medical Coordinator and Minor League Rehab Coordinator
  • Help manage post-injury care for non-40-man roster players, including designing rehab programs, providing treatments, coordinating rehab assignments, and communicating with athletic trainers and physical therapists regarding athlete care
  • Assist with continued development of Houston Astros rehab philosophies and implementation across the organization
  • Assist with continued development of Houston Astros SM&P Staff Continuing Education Program for ATC’s, PT’s, and S&C.
  • Thorough documentation of all injuries/illnesses including daily notes, physician notes, and other required documentation and reporting.  Needs to be familiar with MLB EMR system.
  • Occasional game and work out coverage including pre/post treatments and field set up
  • Administrative duties including:
    • Ordering Daily Training Room Supplies
    • Assisting with Capital Equipment Planning/Ordering
    • Daily training room cleaning duties
    • Hydrotherapy Room Maintenance
  • Will require relocation to West Palm Beach, FL
    • Occasional travel will include the following but not limited to:
      • Minor League Rehab Assignments
      • Out of State Medical Appointments/Surgery
      • Off Season Travel for Player Check Ups
  • Assist with the continued development of Houston Astros PT & ATC apprentice/internship program
  • Collaborate with Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning and Sport Science staff to create objective measure for rehab and utilize these measures in progressing athlete care
  • Assist with player acquisition risk assessments in conjunction with the SM&P staff
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism in high stress situations.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience & Skills:


  • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Preferred – Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Preferred – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Preferred – Bilingual
  • Experience in Professional Sports
      • MLB Internship Experience
      • NFL Internship Experience
  • Experience in the Collegiate Sports Medicine Setting
      • 1-2 Years
  • Willing to relocate to West Palm Beach, FL.

Work Environment

Position will work in an athletic training room, weight room, baseball complex, office and stadium environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  The noise level is usually moderate but can be loud within the stadium environment.

Physical Demands

Work is medium demand. Lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects. Medium strength is required to position patients for examination. May assist patients as needed, helping them on and off the exam table.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. 


Travel is to be expected occasionally in this role. 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.