Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy


See information on application requirements, deadlines, and how to apply to this advanced certificate on the Graduate Application Guide

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate program in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, applicants must meet the following requirements. Applicants must have:

  • Licensure as a physical therapist;
  • At least a baccalaureate or equivalent international credentials in physical therapy;
  • A minimum of a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in a physical therapy professional program;
  • Competence in conveying idea in an organized manner, to be demonstrated with a written statement of goals related to the program; and
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a clinical supervisor and one from a physical therapy faculty member

NYU participates in an APTA-sponsored central application program. To apply for the Advanced Certificate Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, go to the RF-PTCAS online application.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants are not considered fully accepted into the NYU Clinical Residency Program in Orthopedic Physical Therapy until they are hired as residents in a clinical site both affiliated with New York University and with at least one OCS on staff and available to mentor the resident. NYU will make every effort to secure sites in states where residents are licensed, but there is the possibility that this may not happen and that, instead, a resident would need to secure licensure in another state (from among NY/NJ/CT). This could delay by up to three months the beginning of the mentoring portion of the residency program, and in the case of at least New Jersey may also require a background check. The applicant also has the option of securing his or her own clinical facility, with an OCS, not already affiliated with NYU. In this case, NYU would communicate all mentoring requirements to the OCS on site and make every attempt to formalize an affiliation agreement with this clinical site so the applicant can be placed. However, finding one’s own site neither connotes nor guarantees acceptance into the program, which comes from the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Before applying to the program, foreign-trained physical therapists should first request a review of their credentials by the World Education Service.