Admissions

Post-Graduate Physical Therapy Admissions

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship

Requirements for Admission

Educational Requirements

  • All applicants must have and submit a current license to practice physical therapy in a US state.  This license must not be under suspension, revocation, probationary status, or subject to disciplinary proceedings or inquiry  
  • Graduate of APTA accredited Orthopaedic Residency program (Sports residency will also be considered) OR eligible to take the OCS exam.
  • If beginning the Fellowship on or after Jan 1st, 2020, applicants must possess Clinical Specialist Board Certification in Orthopaedics through ABPTS.
  • APTA and AAOMPT Membership.
  • Current CPR Certification and professional liability insurance coverage that applies to all clinical settings in which they conduct clinical work (main clinic and mentorship hours).
  • Possess adequate personal professional liability insurance.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.
  • A signed memorandum of understanding indicating that clinical mentorship may not be conducted in a physician-owned physical therapy service (POPTS) or referral for profit (RFP) clinical situation.
    • Per APTA, requirements, residents and fellows cannot conduct their clinical mentorship hours (1:1 or non-1:1 mentorship hours) in a physician-owned physical therapy service (POPTS) or referral for profit (RFP) clinical situation
    • The key determinate of an RFP situation is one in which a referring provider (medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, podiatrist, dentist, or chiropractor) derives a financial benefit from the physical therapy services provided to the person who is referred. The includes situations in which: (a) a physician has an ownership interest in a physical therapy practice to which he or she refers, (b) a physician or the physician’s practice employs or contracts with physical therapists to provide physical therapy services within the physician practice AND derives direct financial benefit, or (c) a physician’s income or bonus is directly or indirectly tied to the revenues of the physical therapy service to which he or she refers patients. Noncompliance with this clause constitutes grounds for withdrawal of credentialing, and therefore FiT must not perform any mentorship (1:1 and non-1:1 hours) in clinical situations that are in POPTS or other RFP situations.
  • Completed Personal Statement of Intent.

To apply, please submit the following:

View the OMPT Fellowship Program.


Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT)

Requirements for Admission

Educational Requirements

  • All applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of physical therapy and must have and submit a current license to practice physical therapy in a US state.  This license must not be under suspension, revocation, probationary status, or subject to disciplinary proceedings or inquiry. 
  • Submission of transcripts from:
    • Undergraduate College/University
    • First Professional Education
    • APTA credentialed Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program.
    • Transcripts must be original copies.  If transcripts are not written in English, a copy in the original language and the English translation are required.
  • APTA Membership
  • Current/active AAOMPT Fellow status (need FAAOMPT number and expiration date ) and AAOMPT membership
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Professional Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Personal Statement of Intent

Application Materials

Transferring Credits into the DScPT Program

Students who have completed or in the process of completing an American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education  (ABPTRFE) approved fellowship program can request an evaluation to indicate accepted courses and credits as transferable to satisfy Bellin College DSc in PT requirements.  The factors for determining transferability are as follows:

  • Accreditation status of the previous institution(s) attended.
  • The quality of the student’s achievement.
  • Course content.
  • The dates the courses were completed.

Applicants may request an unofficial evaluation before application to the College. This is optional, as applicants will receive an official evaluation as part of the application process.  A 3.5 GPA requirement and grades of “AB” (90%) or above in each course must be met to remain a viable applicant.

A maximum of fifty-five (55) semester credit/hours (three-course units or their equivalents) may be approved for transfer credit. Transfer credits will be considered if the course(s) is similar in content and rigor to the Bellin College Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy curriculum, and the grade must be at least an “AB” (90% and above). Grades of ”B”, “B-“, “B/C”, “C”, “C/D”, “D”, are not accepted. Only courses taken from a comparable, nationally accredited institution are acceptable. 

Credit may be given for terminal doctoral degree level bio-statistics classes, with successful passing of a competency examination in this area.  Courses more than 10 years old cannot be counted toward a current degree awarded by the College.

The student must submit an official transcript, description and syllabi of the course(s) taken, to the DScPT Program Director for evaluation if the student believes the course is equivalent to a Bellin College graduate course. 

Transfer credit decisions are at the discretion of the Program Director. If approved, the transfer credit will appear on the transcript but will not be calculated into the student’s GPA.

Note that transfer credits cannot be applied toward the acquisition of the Bellin College OMPT Fellowship unless completed through Evidence in Motion ™.

Questions?

For more information, please contact admissions@bellincollege.edu or (920) 433-6650.

View the DScPT Program.

Questions?

Please contact admissions@bellincollege.edu or (920) 433-6650.

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