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Clinical Orthopaedic Residency

The Clinical Orthopaedic Residency offers physical therapists the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills through post-professional training in examination, evaluation, clinical reasoning, manual therapy skills, and patient management based upon the practice dimensions described in the Description of Specialty Practice for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

Flexible: Pursue your Residency 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.

Challenging: Residents receive post-professional training in examination, evaluation, clinical reasoning, orthopaedic skills and patient management based upon the practice dimensions  from the Description of Specialty Practice for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

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

Differentiated: Residents will experience unique mentoring sessions, guest speakers and distance opportunities from distinguished faculty and experts, including Dr. Stanley Paris

Program Basics

  • Length of Residency: Minimum of 12 months, Maximum of 36 months
  • Pre-Requisites: Licensed or eligible for licensure
  • Patient Care Hours: 1,030
  • 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 professional conference
  • When can I start? Terms and didactic coursework begin January, May, and September; Clinical start time is flexible

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

Accreditation

The Clinical Orthopaedic Residency program was accredited by ABPTRFE in 2016.

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