Curriculum

The minimum, and expected, duration of the program is twelve months beginning the last week in August and ending on August 31 of the following year. Residents participate in various Residency activities totaling more than 2,000 hours.  

Example Residency activities and approximate number of hours include:

  • Clinical Practice: 1200
  • Mentorship:  200
  • Coursework:  340
  • Classroom/Laboratory Assistant Instructor:  245
  • Journal Club:  50
  • Case Conference:  50

Courses:

  • PT 901: Advanced Management of Orthopaedic Disorders of the Lower Extremity
  • PT 911: Advanced Principles of Evidence-Based Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice
  • PT 902: Advanced Management of Orthopaedic Disorders of the Pelvic Girdle, Vertebral Column, Thoracic Cage, and Cranium
  • PT 912: Advanced Principles of Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice
  • PT 903: Advanced Management of Orthopaedic Disorders of the Upper Extremity
  • PT 913: Diagnostic Imaging for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice

Weekend Workshops:

  • Manual Therapy and Exercise: Current and Advanced Evidence-Based Concepts for the Lower Extremity (2 days)
  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice: A Case-Based Approach (3 three-hour evening sessions)
  • Manual Therapy and Exercise: Current and Advanced Evidence-Based Concepts for the Lumbopelvic Region (2 days)
  • Manual Therapy and Exercise: Current and Advanced Evidence-Based Concepts for the Cervicothoracic Spine (2 days)
  • Manual Therapy and Exercise: Current and Advanced Evidence-Based Concepts for the Upper Extremity (2 days)

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