Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Goals and Outcomes

Fellowship Certificate Program Goals

  • Provide an innovative and cutting-edge educational environment consistently, across all clinical settings, and for all fellows-in-training, through the integration of state of the art learning tools with advanced professional clinical practice.
  • Admit and develop physical therapists that value the principles of evidence-based practice and behave accordingly in their daily practice.
  • Develop practitioners skilled in the integration of eclectic orthopaedic manual physical therapy techniques and evidence-based practice principles into an advanced clinical decision-making framework for the management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Develop practitioners who confidently and professionally interact with physical therapy colleagues and other healthcare providers (general physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc.), and provide leadership in evidence-based care for musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Develop fellows who are prepared to step into initial leadership roles in clinical practice, education, clinical research, and/or the business of physical therapy and in professional service through the APTA (local chapters, state chapters, and national association), the AAOMPT, and physical therapy practices throughout the United States.
  • Provide an efficient route for physical therapists from all areas of the country, including rural environments, to access and matriculate through post-professional fellowship training.
  • Ensure consistent, high-quality, post-professional development for all of our participants in the fellowship program.

Fellowship Certificate Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate is able to:

  • Integrate the principles of evidence-based practice into clinical practice.
  • Incorporate an advanced clinical decision-making framework for the management of patients.
  • Demonstrate confidence and skills in teaching/collaborating with intra and inter-disciplinary colleagues.
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