Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship

Fellowship Program Requirements

  • PT704 Musculoskeletal System (4)
  • PT705 Evidence Based Practice (2)
  • PT720 Thrust Manipulation (3)
  • PT721 Neuromuscular Mobilization (2)
  • PT722 Spinal Exercise Strategies (2)
  • PT723 Integrated Management of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (2)
  • PT724 OMPT Residency (Mentorship) (3)
  • PT725 Problem Solving in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (2)
  • PT726 Research Project (2)
  • PT727 Review-Objective Structured Clinical Exam (1)
  • PT728 Laboratory in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) (1)
  • PT729 McKenzie Part A (3) (McKenzie Institute International)
  • PT730 McKenzie Part B (3) (McKenzie Institute International)

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 30 CREDITS

The following APTA independent home study courses are required for the Fellowship, but may be waived if the student is an APTA Board Certified Othopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) or Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) or holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree:

  • ISC 14.2 Clinical Applications of Orthopaedic Basic Science
  • ISC 15.2 Postoperative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries
  • ISC 16.1 Pharmacology
  • ISC 21.2 Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 3rd edition
  • DVD, Research and Evidence Based Practice

Potential Fellows in Training must be Orthopaedic Section Members to register for this package.

Additional Requirements

Students entering the Fellowship must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, license to practice physical therapy, and current state registration to practice. Satisfactory grades in the Fellowship are a minimum grade of B, and minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

Applicants to the Fellowship program must complete and submit the following information:

  1. Daemen College Physical Therapy Graduate Program Admission Application;
  2. letter of intent for admission to the Fellowship;
  3. copy of current State registration to practice physical therapy;
  4. signed statement attesting to legal and ethical professional standing;
  5. resume or curriculum vitae;
  6. evidence of five years of orthopaedic physical therapy clinical experience;
  7. two letters of reference from physical therapists who have observed the applicant’s clinical performance;
  8. one letter of reference from someone who can attest to the applicant’s academic competence.
  9. documented American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) or Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) or
  10. Evidence of graduation with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT) or transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (tDPT).

NOTE: An applicant who does not meet criteria 9 or 10 above may be provisionally accepted into the program upon successful completion of the following American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) independent home study courses:

  • ISC 14.2 Clinical Applications of Orthopaedic Basic Science
  • ISC 15.2 Postoperative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries
  • ISC 16.1 Pharmacology
  • ISC 16.2 Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • ISC 17.1 Diagnostic Imaging

Selection of Candidates

The admission process will be based on a cohort which begins matriculation in January. Admission will be based on review of all material submitted for application. All candidates meeting criteria for application will be accepted into the Fellowship program. Admission will be limited to 20 students each January and will be on a first come first serve basis for qualified applicants. To apply for the Fellowship program, go to www.daemen.edu/admissions. Go to Graduate Admissions, Graduate Programs and apply online.

Course Repeats

It may be necessary for a student to repeat a course to achieve a satisfactory grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of B when repeating a course.

Time Limitation

Excluding an approved Leave of Absence, students are expected to successfully complete all program requirements in a maximum of three (3) calendar years.

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