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Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship

The Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers practicing physical therapists the opportunity to enhance their manual physical therapy skills through a focused curriculum with advanced clinical and didactic instruction that is intensive and extensive.



“At a time when many of my peers are feeling stale in their career, mine feels like it’s just begun! The program content is so rich; I can now see myself venturing into research, teaching, mentoring etc. This is where I want to be, this is what I had hoped for.”

Dr. Maria Ijomanta ’11, an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellow




Flexible: Pursue your Fellowship at any qualified site in the country, with the option to complete the program in 1-3 years and access almost all coursework and resources online.

Comprehensive: Participants can also earn academic credit toward the transitional DPT and EdD  programs at the University of St Augustine.

Differentiated: Fellows-in-training participate in unique mentoring sessions and didactic work with distinguished faculty and experts, including Dr. Stanley Paris

Program Basics

  • Length of Residency: Minimum of 12 months, Maximum of 36 months
  • Pre-Requisites: E1 & S1 seminars, 2 years clinical experience in Orthopaedics or completion of an accredited Orthopaedic Residency
  • Patient Care Hours: 440
  • Mentored Hours: 160 (1-on-1 hours)
  • Location: Any qualified clinic in the United States
  • Curriculum: Online and seminars
  • Journal Club: Attend 12 and must lead 3
  • Case Rounds: Attend and present at 12 case rounds
  • Conference Requirement: Attend one AAOMPT conference
  • Scholarly Requirement: Submit one poster presentation
  • When can I start? Terms begin 3 times per year (January, May, and September)

Mission The mission of the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program at the University of St. Augustine is to graduate physical therapists who have achieved advanced competency of skills in both clinical and didactic learning in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.


The Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program was reaccredited by ABPTRFE in 2013.


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