Application & Admissions
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to admit Fellowship applicants for the 2020-2021 cohort. We will plan to offer fellowship programming for the 2021-2022 application cycle. We encourage to apply at that time.
Applicants must apply online by April 1, 2021 using the Residency-Fellowship Centralized Application Residency-Fellowship Centralized Application (RF-PTCAS).
The ideal applicant will have worked 2-3 years in an orthopedic clinical setting. The applicants must possess at least one of the following qualifications for admission:
- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) specialist certification in the related area of specialty. OR
- Completion of an ABPTRFE-accredited residency in a related specialty area.
Applicants must also be working in an outpatient orthopedic clinical setting at least 850 hours for the year and should have educational experience with movement impairment syndromes and have a passion for learning.
Click here for a list of mentoring sites. You will be asked to identify a site within the question section of this application.
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.
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.