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.