Application & Admissions

Application Requirements

(Updated application criteria as of March 8, 2019- no board certification requirement)
Applicants must apply online by May 15th using the Residency-Fellowship Centralized Application (RF-PTCAS). Decisions for interviews will be made on May 29th and notification will be sent within 24 hours. Skype interviews will be held Central Standard Time on May 30th and May 31st.

The ideal applicant will have worked 2-3 years in an outpatient orthopedic clinical setting. Applicants can replace this experience by completing a clinical residency in orthopedics, neurology or sports. Applicants must be familiar with concepts related to Movement System Impairment Syndromes. Completion of Introduction to Concepts is highly recommended.

During Fellowship training Fellows are required to practice in an outpatient orthopedic setting to allow practice of their new skills for 850 hours of the year.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must possess at least one of the following additional qualifications for admission:
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) specialist certification in the related area of specialty as defined within the DFP, completion of an ABPTRFE-accredited residency in a related specialty area as defined within the DFP, or eligibility for board certification (enough related work hours to be able to sit for the exam).  The candidate must also be working in an outpatient orthopedic clinical setting at least 850 hours for the year.

Admissions Procedures

All applications are reviewed by the admissions committee. Applicants considered suitable candidates are asked to interview with the committee, Program Director, Clinical Director, and Education Director. After interviews are completed, the admissions committee reviews the applicants and offers the fellowship to the best candidate. The desired candidate is asked to respond to the offer within one week.