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Admission Requirements and Procedures

We welcome applications from recent physical therapy graduates, as well as experienced clinicians.

Requirements for Admission

In order to apply you must be:

  • a graduate of an APTA-accredited program in physical therapy.
  • licensed as a physical therapist in the state in which you work. If you have not yet taken the licensing exam, you may be accepted contingent on your passing the test and receiving your license.

How to apply

You must first apply to the program through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RFPTCAS).

Once we receive the application from RFPTCAS an email will be sent with instructions for filling out our online application and submitting the supplemental materials. In addition to the RFPTCAS and Touro applications, you’ll need:

  • Current resume/ curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation from physical therapists
  • Transcript(s) documenting physical therapy degree
  • Proof of licensure in the U.S.
  • TOEFL scores (for international applicants only), of at least 560 (paper-based), 220 (computer-based), or 83 (Internet-based).

If accepted into the program you will be invited for a personal visit, with the opportunity to meet with the director and for orientation to the program.

Program Timeline Options

The Orthopedic Residency program is designed to be completed in two years, with a one year fast track option. The program includes a 180 hour part time clinical residency and begins in the fall semester.

If the candidate anticipates being unable to complete the program in this time frame, coursework can be tailored to meet specific needs. Schedules may be altered on an individual basis to comply with each student's time constraints, and the program may be completed over a three-year period.