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. For foreign-trained applicants, an established equivalent via evaluation from a member of NACES.
  • 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).

Be sure to include the following documentation with your application:

  • Current resume/ curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation from physical therapists
  • Transcript(s) documenting physical therapy degree
  • Proof of licensure in the U.S.
  • For international applicants only: TOEFL scores 83 (Internet-based), IELTS 6.5 or higher.

An applicants are interviewed. Upon acceptance to the program, residents will be personally oriented and an individualized plan will be developed.

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 150-hours of guided clinical practice and 30 hours of specialty experiences.